Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched its new smartphone Honor 9 in China. The new handset will be available for order starting today and will go on sale in China on June 16.
The big highlight of the smartphone is its dual rear cameras. The phone sports a 20-megapixel sensor (for monochrome) along with a 12-megapixel sensor (for RGB) with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and dual-tone LED flash. The primary camera supports 4K video recording. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.
The all-new Honor 9 features a 5.15-inch full HD (1080×1920 resolution) LTPS display with DCI-P3 coverage. The heart of the Honor 9 is Huawei’s Kirin 960 chispet which is found on the Huawei Mate 9 and P10 as well. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 skin on top.
The Honor 9 has been launched in three storage variants- 4GB RAM with 64GB inbuilt storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the top-end 6GB RAM with 128GB storage variant.
The new Honor device boasts a 3D metal and glass body which changes colour when reflected to light. The fingerprint sensor is embedded on the physical home button. The phone packs a 3200mAh non-removable battery. The dual-SIM Honor 9 supports 4G with VoLTE. Connectivity options on the phone include- Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS/A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE, USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack.
As for the pricing, Honor 9 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant is priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 22,000), the 6GB+64GB storage version is priced at CNY 2,699 (Rs. 26,000), meanwhile, the top-end 6GB RAM+128GB storage model has been priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 28,500). The Honor 9 will be available in Amber Gold, Black and Blue colour option.
Alongside the dual rear camera smartphone, Huawei has also introduced its new Huawei Pay payment solution. The company at the China launch event said that the new Honor 9 will come with Huawei Pay support.