Panasonic is another former great brand on the mobile phone market in the past, but who didn’t make it in the smartphone era. Poor innovation, the lack of marketing initiatives and better competitors have pushed Panasonic into the undergrounds of the industry.
The company now specializes in cheap and low end smartphones. P9 is another example. It does sound like Huawei P9, the flagship of the Chinese tech giant in 2016, bot the two smartphone have nothing in come besides being called “smartphones”.
It sports a 5-inch IPS display with a low resolution of just 854×480. When referring to chipsets I would normally say “is is powered” but that’s not the case for the a quad-core 1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M processor it has. There’s only 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. There good news is that it has a slot for microSD cards.
The phone sports an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie snapper. The P9 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and is fueled by a 2210mAh battery. It seems small, but looking at the specs list we realize P9 doesn’t need a bigger battery.
P9 is available in India for just INR 6290 ($98), in Black and Champagne Gold. It may be cheap, but is it worth it. I wouldn’t say “Yes”.