Chinese information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei unveiled its two new flagship dual-lens smartphones -- Huawei P9 and P9 Plus -- here "to give users the best smartphone photography experience".

Huawei P9

Huawei has partnered with Leica for the P9's shooter. Leica is one of the most respected names in photography circles, with its own cameras renowned for elite-level performance. While Leica hasn't provided any hardware for the phone, Huawei has said that the overall quality is sufficient for Leica to "certify" the phone.

You'll find a variety of other shooting modes on board as well, including HDR, panorama and a manual mode that lets you set your own shutter speed. There's also a beauty mode for the 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which artificially lightens your skin, widens your eyes and slims your face, turning you into something more akin to an alien.

Video is shot at 1080p resolution, rather than the 4K video you can snag on the P9 Lite, P9 Max. Still, you at least have options for slow motion and you can shoot time lapses too.

The smartphones are priced at 599 pounds (about Rs.56,000) and 749 pounds (about Rs.70,000). They will be available in Europe from April 16. The company has not said when they will be available in India.

Earlier, Huawei had beaten Apple to the force touch or 3D touch technology with its Huaiwe Mate S smartphone launched in September, 2015. It is currently the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer behind Samsung and Apple, and is bested in its home nation only by Apple.