Smartphones with dual cameras have been a thing right since the HTC One M8 was launched. Since then, manufacturers like LG and others have experimented with dual lens setup to get more out of the camera on their devices. It is being rumored that the premium model of the upcoming iPhone 7 will come with dual camera setup too. Once that happens, you can expect plenty of OEMs to follow Apple’s lead, like it usually happens, and get the feature on board. For now, though, most are still trying to figure out how to get the best use of a dual lens setup.
A smartphone that has been widely praised for its implementation of the Dual Lens setup is the Huawei P9. The phone is finally set to take its bow in India on August 17th, according to the invites received by the media. Huawei uses two 12MP Leica lenses which results in better colour reproduction, even in low light. One sensor is responsible for capturing the RGB details while the other captures the monochromatic details of the image. These are then merged via a complex algorithm giving you a crisp and bright image.
Other than smart dual lens setup, the phone comes with a 5.2 inch 1080P display, with AMOLED panel and a 2.5D glass on top, like we have seen on the iPhone 6s. It is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 955 chipset and has 3GB of RAM on board. There is a Hybrid Dual SIM slot as well as fingerprint scanner on the back. On the software front, you are looking at Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1. There is USB Type-C connector as well as Infra-Red port as well. The battery is 3,000 mAh and comes with fast charging.
A unique thing about the Huawei P9 is the fact that it comes in several colours. You have an option of picking the phone in Haze Gold, Ceramic White, Rose Gold, Prestige Gold, Titanium Grey and Mystic Silver How many of these colours will be brought to India and at what price remains to be seen.