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Superman's smartphone: Henry Cavill promotes new Huawei P9

The actor takes a break from promoting "Batman v Superman" to join Scarlett Johansson in lauding the new dual-camera phone.

Batman has his Batsignal, but it seems Superman favours a more modern method of communication.

Superman actor Henry Cavill took a break Wednesday from promoting comic book car crash "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" to promote the new Huawei P9 smartphone instead. At the phone's launch event in London, Cavill appeared on stage to talk up the new Android smartphone, which sports two cameras.

Superman star Henry Cavill on stage at the launch of the Huawei P9.

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Cavill's fellow superhero star Scarlett Johansson of the rival Avengers franchise also lends her image to the promotional campaign for the P9, although she wasn't at the launch event. Huawei says the phone is also endorsed by high-end camera brand Leica.

Speaking of A-listers shilling phones, LG this week recruited movie hard man Jason Statham to flog the LG G5.

Check out our hands-on preview of the P9 to find out more.