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huawei p9 dual leica cameras smartphone

The dual cameras tech is now live with Huawei’s P9 Smartphone  ‘Co-Engineered’ with Leica.

In theory the two sensors supposedly improve contrast  50 percent, and increase the amount of light the camera can detect by 300 percent or at least that’s what Huawei are boasting.

A big step in smartphone cameras technology and quite interestingly it wasn’t made by Apple or Samsung but by Huawei in an interesting collaboration with Leica.

It features dual 12 MP, Summarit f/2.2, 27 mm, Leica optics cameras, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash with 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR. One shooting color and the other monochrome.

This is an exciting day for smartphone photography and I for one am looking forward to see a review of how these Leica dual cameras work in real life situations.

Huawei P9 full specs here.

Although this is very innovative I’d still wait for an iPhone or a Samsung to launch their dual camera smartphones before making a decision on whether not to upgrade my current phone. The only situation I see the Huawei as a viable option is if they will be a lot cheaper than a dual camera iPhone or Samsung.

This year might be the year of the dual camera smartphones but will next year be the year of triple or quadruple cameras smartphones? At this pace smartphone manufacturers will be adding another camera module every month/6 months until there’s no more room for your hand on the back of the phone.

I’m exaggerating of course but I just don’t want to buy a new phone every few months 🙂

The Huawei P9 will feature 2 versions: P9 and P9 Plus and will be available starting later this month in Europe and Asia for £450 and £550, respectively.

Do you enjoy smartphone photography?