The new Huawei P9 features a new infrastructure that sets it as an iPhone clone. Even the star-shaped security screw was mimicked by the Chinese mobile company. The fingerprint sensor is located on the same spot than on the iPhone, this is also true for the home button.

Sporting a thickness of 7mm and weighing 144g, the Huawei P9 has a 1920×1080 Full HD display, 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. It comes in grey, gold and silver, and it lies at an average market price of $500.

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A dual-camera system is one new feature that’s often rumored for the upcoming “iPhone 7 Plus,” and Huawei has included that type of system on its P9. Image Credit: Computer Bild

Where does Huawei P9 differ from the iPhone?

First of all, the Huawei P9 has Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but buyers are very inclined towards buying the P9 just because it looks like an iPhone 6 or 6s. The trend has been to call the Huawei P9 a carbon copy of the iPhone, it has been upheld by publications stemming from an article posted on WIRED.

Some other publications have tried to indict Huawei for trying to mimic the iPhone’s design, but in reality, nearly every device in the history of technology has a design that’s closely related to a previous gadget.

One of the areas where reviewers have leaned to criticize Huawei is the security screw. The so-called pentalobe security screw has already been implemented by Sony, although its location was indeed copied by Huawei.

The main feature that calls for attention on the Huawei P9 is the Leica dual-lens camera. Leica is a very esteemed optics manufacturer, and although it was confirmed that the company was involved in developing the camera system, they did not manufacture the camera sensor.

The camera is able to take several subsequent shots; you can also open or close the aperture of the lenses, which allows you to modify how the cameras focuses on objects. The camera’s monochrome mode is also a fan-favorite. The Huawei P9 doesn’t have a shutter button, which diverts into inevitable blur in photos where the phone is moving.

There is also a P9 Plus version available, where it has a 5.5 inch display instead of 5.2, which is the the regular version’s. The Plus version as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Folks at iFixit have disassembled the P9 and saw that the battery can be accessed easily, the audio jack is a 3.5mm standard version and that it can be replaced without hassle. The website credited the Huawei P9 with a repairability score of 7/10.

Source: Tech Times