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Huawei P9 Ahead of Its India Launch Named European Consumer Smartphone 2016-17

Huawei's new flagship smartphone P9. (Image: <a href="http://consumer.huawei.com/en/mobile-phones/p9/index.html">Huawei</a>)

Huawei's new flagship smartphone P9. (Image: Huawei)

This is the fourth consecutive year that Huawei's devices were recognised by EISA in this category.

London: The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has named Huawei P9 the "European Consumer smartphone 2016-17" under its Mobile Device awards.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Huawei's devices were recognised by EISA in this category.

"The exquisite design of the P9, praised by the EISA judges, is the result of exhaustive development and attention to detail from the world's top industrial designers," technology website AndroidHeadlines.com quoted Glory Zhang, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Consumer BG, as saying.

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus global shipments exceeded 4.5 million as of last month. According to Huawei, the two devices have been selling best in France, Finland and the UK.

P9 sports a 5.2-inch full-HD display, 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of expandable internal storage. It is powered by Kirin 955 64-bit octa-core processor and 3,000mAh battery.

Highlight of the device is the dual-lens rear camera co-engineered with Germany's Leica, a 102-year-old renowned camera firm. The dual-lens 12 megapixel camera on the rear of the device separately captures monochrome and colour images separately and combines them to produce more detailed and brighter colours than rival single-lens cameras.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system comes pre-installed on the Huawei P9, and Huawei's Emotion UI 4.1 is placed on top of it.

first published:August 16, 2016, 13:50 IST