Huawei P9 pricing and launch date for South Africa

The Huawei P9 and P9 Lite have launched in South Africa through MTN, and Vodacom is expected to have stock of the smartphones by 7 June.

Huawei first announced its new flagship smartphone in April.

It features twin Leica cameras mounted on the back of the device which Huawei said “work in tandem to enable users to create images of superior detail, depth, and colour”.

The Huawei P9 will have an aluminium body, 2.5D glass, and diamond-cut edges.

Huawei P9


Vodacom deals for the Huawei P9

Vodacom reseller Cellucity told MyBroadband that it will offer the Huawei P9 range on the following deals:

  • Huawei P9 Lite on Vodacom uChoose Flexi 110: R249
  • Huawei P9 on Vodacom Smart S: R549
  • Huawei P9 Plus on Vodacom Smart S: R649

Vodacom’s Huawei P9 and P9 Plus deals come with a once-off 10GB data allocation that is valid for 1 month, as well as a pair of Hugo Boss designer sunglasses.

The Huawei P9 Lite comes with a once-off 5GB data allocation, which is valid for 1 month.

Recommended retail prices through Cellucity are as follows:

  • Huawei P9 Lite: R6,299
  • Huawei P9: R11,699
  • Huawei P9 Plus: R13,499

MTN deals for the Huawei P9

MTN has the following deals for the Huawei P9 and P9 Lite:

  • Huawei P9 on My MTNChoice 100: R569
  • Huawei P9 on My MTNChoice Flexi R200: R569
  • Huawei P9 on MTN AnyTime TopUp 200: R579
  • Huawei P9 Lite on My MTNChoice 50: R329
  • Huawei P9 Lite on MTN AnyTime TopUp 100: R329
  • Huawei P9 Lite on My MTNChoice Flexi R100: R329

MTN’s contracts include a free once-off data allocation of 30GB, valid for a month. The bonus data is only available to new contracts.

MTN’s Huawei P9 deals also include a free set of designer Hugo Boss sunglasses for the first 3,000 subscribers who sign up for a contract.

The recommended retail prices at MTN are:

  • Huawei P9 Lite: R6,549
  • Huawei P9: R13,359

Specifications

The key specifications of the Huawei P9, P9 Plus, and P9 Lite are detailed below.

Specifications Huawei P9 Huawei P9 Lite Huawei P9 Plus
Dimensions 145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm 146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm
Weight 144g 147g 162g
OS Android 6.0 + EMUI 4.1 Android 6.0 + EMUI 4.1 Android 6.0 + EMUI 4.1
Display 5.2″ 1080p (1,080 x 1,920) 5.2″ 1080p (1,080 x 1,920) 5.5″ 1080p (1,080 x1 ,920)
Main camera 12MP x 2, f/2.2 Leica 13MP 12MP x 2, f/2.2 Leica
Front camera 8MP, f/2.4 8MP 8MP, f/1.9
Storage 32GB 16GB 64GB
External storage microSD microSD microSD
RAM 3GB 3GB/2GB 4GB
Processor Kirin 955 octa-Core (4x 2.5GHz + 4x 1.8GHz) Kirin 650 octa-core (4x 2.0GHz + 4x 1.7Ghz) Kirin 955 octa-Core (4x 2.5GHz + 4x 1.8GHz)
Battery 3,000mAh 3,000mAh 3,400mAh
Network LTE LTE LTE
Price R11,699 R6,299 R13,499

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