Huawei, the new kid or not so new kid in smartphone has taken the world by storm. Frequent R&D and innovation is constant to this global ICT leader, as if not you fail to exist. In Sri Lanka Huawei dominates the smartphone market with a 23.3% according to GFK research during 2016 first quarter. Dominates in a sense the brand is churning its investments and technology in to Sri Lanka, quite rapidly. Samsung leads the smartphone market in Sri Lanka, but Huawei looks to be on “knocking on the door mode” seriously.
Sri Lanka is excited the launch event is on the 24th Friday this month. Let’s see what we are in store for. The invitation is also unique printed in a plastic coating, cut to the contours of a show reel. Looks funky and elegant but it does communicate that the Leica partnership and the camera focus is a highlight to look forward for.
With the announcement of the premium flagship Huawei P9 entering the market, the device is speculated to be the most high-end Huawei smartphone yet to be revealed in Sri Lanka. Huawei P9 which is now set to launch in Sri Lanka is speculated to hit the market shelf at a price ranging from LKR 75,000 – 85,000. The device will be launched next week and will be targeted at the highest level smartphone market.
According to local company sources, Huawei together with exclusive national distributor Singer Sri Lanka has ambitious plans to aggressively focus on the sales of this device. “The device is to be available in Gold, Silver and Black in the country”.
Integrating the design values and engineering excellence of Huawei and Leica in a smartphone photography system co-engineered by the two companies, the P9 brings together best-in-class hardware and software, from optical lenses, to sensors, to image processing algorithms, empowering users to capture the highest-quality images.
Key to the P9’s superlative imaging capabilities is a dual-camera design that fully unleashes the power of Leica’s optical lenses, renowned for precision and attention to detail, and subject to the industry’s most stringent quality screening requirements. The RGB camera on the P9 specializes in capturing color, while the monochrome camera is outstanding at acquiring picture detail. The two rear cameras of the P9 work in tandem to enable users to create images of superior detail, depth and color. The P9 truly excels in low-light conditions, as the dual-camera design guarantees more light and detail can be captured.
Each picture taken by the P9 carries the unique emotional resonance and timelessness that are the hallmarks of Leica, as users may choose between three film modes: Standard, Vivid Colors and Smooth Colors, depending on their personal preferences. With meticulous calibration of the P9’s camera parameters, each film mode faithfully renders the authentic color and style of Leica. By selecting the monochrome mode, P9 users can use their devices as a true monochrome camera to capture powerful and evocative black and white images of superior quality.
At a groundbreaking event in London earlier in April the Huawei P9 was unveiled by Richard Yu CEO of the Consumer Business Group for Huawei. The event featured the TV trailer with Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson, Global Product Ambassadors for the Huawei P9 and over 1000 of invitees. Cavill was joined at the P9 launch by iconic photographers Mary McCartney and David Guttenfelder from National Geographic as well as BBC Global News CEO Jim Egan, Condé Nast Chairman and Chief Executive Jonathan Newhouse, Vogue China Publisher Anita Chang and Huawei UK Board Members Sir Andrew Cahn and Dame Helen Alexander.