Huawei on Wednesday took aim at high-end smartphone consumers with the release of its new P9 and P9 Plus flagship smartphones.
Like LG’s new G5 smartphone, the P9 comes with a 12 mp dual-lens camera designed in collaboration with German camera company Leica.
The double lens design includes both a Red-Green-Blue (RGB) camera to capture color detail and a monochrome camera designed to pick up on more detail. Huawei said the cameras are designed to take better shots in low light and offer three different film modes, including Standard, Vivid Colors and Smooth Colors. The device also comes with a monochrome mode for black and white photos.
Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu said the company is hoping the camera will set the device apart from other high-end handsets.
“Huawei is excited to give P9 users the best smartphone photography experience by leveraging the unrivalled capabilities of Leica,” Yu said in a statement. “Consumers around the world use their smartphones to take billions of pictures each year, making photography critical to user experience. P9 users can now capture images with unmatched clarity, richness and authenticity, with a masterfully designed and powerful smartphone that looks and feels incredible.”
Camera aside, the P9’s other features are pretty standard for a high-end device.
The 5.2-inch P9 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and come equipped with a 1080p display, Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor, and 3,000mAh battery.
The 5.5-inch P9 Plus will come with a Press Touch display, a 3,400mAh battery and a dual-IC rapid charge, which allows for six hours of talk time after 10 minutes of charging.
The P9 will come in 32 GB and 64 GB models for 599 euros and 649 euros, respectively. The P9 Plus will only be available in a 64 GB version for 749 euros.
Huawei said the device will become available in 29 countries, including China, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, beginning April 16. The company did not say when the device might make its way into the U.S. market.
Last year, Huawei snagged the number three smartphone market share position behind Samsung and Apple and became the first Chinese device maker to ship more than 100 million devices in a given year.
In 2016, TrendForce has predicted that Huawei’s market share will continue to grow from 8.4 percent in 2015 to 9.3 percent.
The company is reportedly aiming to ship 160 million devices in 2016.