New midnight black colour variant of Honor 9 flagship announced

Honor 9, the successor to last year's Honor 8 was first unveiled in China in May 2017.

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Highlights

    • New Honor 9 will go on sale starting July 18
    • Honor 9 has Android Nougat and dual cameras
    • Design is similar to its predecessor Honor 8

Huawei sub-brand Honor just introduced a new colour variant of Honor 9. The phone in question has now arrived in a new midnight black colour variant. The new model is set to go on sale in China starting July 18. If you recall, Honor 9 was first unveiled in China last month. Apart fromt midnight black, the device also comes in Amber Gold, Sea Blue, and Seagull Gray colour options.

Honor 9 resembles a lot to Honor 8 (Review) as far as the design is concerned. The phone in question boasts of a similar glass and metal sandwich body, blending a dual rear camera setup. There has been a change in terms of the placement of the fingerprint scanner. Honor 9 features a front-mounted fingerprint scanner which doubles as the home button, unlike Honor 8.

Source: Playfuldroid
                                                         Source: Playfuldroid

Specification wise, Honor 9 sports a 5.15-inch screen featuring 1920×1080 pixels resolution and 428ppi pixel density. Inside, there is Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core SoC coupled with Mali-G71 GPU for graphics. Honor 9 comes in multiple memory combinations: 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM with either 64GB or 128GB of storage. The storage supports further expansion up to 256GB via microSD card.

Also Read: Honor 8 Pro vs OnePlus 5 camera comparison

Honor 9 houses dual rear cameras consisting of a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and 12-megapixel RGB sensor. The camera supports phase detection autofocus (PDAF), 2x optical zoom, and dual-tone LED flash. Up front is an 8-megapixel secondary shooter for selfies and video calling. The dual-SIM phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with EMUI 5.1 software on top.

As far as connectivity is concerned, the smartphone is backed by 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and USB Type-C. The phone is retailing at the starting price of 2299 yuan (approximately Rs 21,850).