Huawei have been making quite the progress on the mobile market, and many people have a strong respect for the Chinese company at this point. The recent release of the Huawei P9 was met with a strong acceptance by most tech fans, and it looks like we're about to see a revival of interest in camera phones if the current trend continues. Huawei in particular have released a phone with amazing shooting capabilities, after teaming up with Leica.

Huawei P9

Typically with Huawei cameras - and it's a trait of many Chinese brands - there's a big song and dance about so-called Beauty modes. At the launch event this wasn't the focus, but such modes - which blurs the face of blemishes, enlarges the eyes and so forth - do still exist in the Modes panel. As do other modes: from video, to slow-mo, time-lapse, HDR (high dynamic range), panorama, night shot and more.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is banking on the camera prowess of P9 and P9 Plus handsets to set them apart in the crowded premium handset market. "Consumers around the world use their smartphones to take billions of pictures each year, making photography critical to user experience. P9 users can now capture images with unmatched clarity, richness and authenticity," Richard said. With a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the P9 is powered by the new Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor. The 3,000mAh battery offers P9 users longer battery life. The P9 Plus features a 5.5-inch Press Touch display and a larger 3,400mAh battery. The Huawei P9 Lite features a 5.0-inch Press Touch display and a larger 3,000mAh battery. The Huawei P9 Max features a 6.2-inch Press Touch display and a larger 3,400mAh battery.

The Huawei P9 plus and P9 are both powered by an in-house developed 64-bit 8 core processor, and both devices make use of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The P9 sports 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.