P9 is first Huawei flagship available from all UK networks

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The new flagship was unveiled in London today and goes on sale in the UK from May

The P9 will become the first Huawei flagship available to purchase from all four UK networks.

Carphone, EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have confirmed availability in silver from £449 for the 32GB version. Vodafone has an exclusive on the 64GB Quartz Grey P9 Plus available at £549. The device will be available from the networks and retailer in May, but Huawei’s vMall e-commerce site will have stock from mid-April.

The smartphone was launched in front of hundreds at an event in Battersea, London today (April 6). It has a dual 12MP rear snapper developed by German optics specialist Leica, who is renowned for its camera and lenses. This is the first handset with Leica technology and Huawei claims it will ‘reinvent smartphone photography’ by taking pictures with ‘superior detail, depth and colour.’

Two versions are available; the P9 and P9 Plus. The smaller P9 is constructed from aerospace-class aluminium and has curved edges. It has a 5.2-inch HD display, 32 and 64GB of internal memory, and a Kirin 955 2.5GHz processor. Battery capacity also stands at 3,000mAh.

The P9 Plus features similar hardware, but has a larger 5.5-inch display, quick charge technology, 3.400mAh battery and is only available with 64GB of internal memory. Additional hardware includes a fingerprint sensor for extra security.

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