Huawei’s P9 Has Already Sold More Than 9 Million Units Worldwide
It has been about seven months since Huawei launched its P9 smartphones, but it appears that the Chinese mobile giant has a hit in its hands. The number three smartphone vendor in the world has revealed that it has managed to sell over 9 million units of its P9 handsets. Back in September earlier this year, the company announced that it had shipped around 6 million units of its P9 devices, but the last couple of months have seen Huawei sell another 3 million units.
Offered at a starting price of $649, the P9 features a 5.2 inch AMOLED display screen (with a resolution of 1,080 pixels), a HiSilicon Kirin 955 chip set, with quad core 2.5 GigaHertz Cortex A72 and 1.8 GigaHertz Cortex A53 central processing unit, with memory capacity specs of either 3 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) and 32 gigabytes of built in storage, or 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of onboard memory, plus a micro SD card slot for expanding memory space up to 128 gigabytes, a 3,000 mAh battery, and Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Its bigger sibling, the P9 Plus, comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED display screen, and basically the same specs as the P9, save for the RAM specs (the P9 Plus has 4 gigabytes of RAM), memory configuration (64 gigabytes of storage), and a larger 3,4000 mAh battery. But most attracting specification of both devices are the cameras -- Huawei teamed up with German camera maker Leica in putting dual lenses on the rear side, with each lens offering 12 megapixel sensors that not only produce better quality pictures, but also support wide aperture mode, thereby allowing more light when capturing images.
Although Huawei has secured its number three ranking among the world’s biggest smartphone sellers, the China based phone maker still has a lot of distance to cover if it wants to catch up to undisputed leaders Samsung and Apple. Taking a look at recent numbers, Samsung managed to register a mind blowing 26 million units sold for its flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Apple is no slouch either -- last year, it posted 13 million units sold for its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models, in just a single weekend, and its current iPhone 7 devices are poised to become best sellers come winter time. Still, Huawei’s position is not bad, as it tries to fight off other Chinese phone maker brands such as Xiaomi and Oppo.
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