The Huawei Honor V9 was launched at an event in China on Tuesday. The device has three RAM/storage variants and also comes in four flavors. It will go on sale first in China on February 28. There are no details on the global availability.
The Honor V9 comes with a 5.7-inch QuadHD display with a resolution of 2560×1440. The screen also features a 2.5D curved glass protection.
Processor & RAM
The meta-clad device is powered by a Kirin 960 processor (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + 4 Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz). There are two RAM and storage options, they consist of 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage.
Camera & Others
For pictures, the V9 sports two 12MP sensors on the back with an aperture of f/2.2. The rear camera supports laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. For selfies, there is an 8MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. Other highlights include a non-removable 4,000 mAh battery, rear mounted fingerprint scanner and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with Huawei’s EMUI 5 on top.
Pricing & Availability
The new flagship will go on sale at TMall, JD and Suning on February 28. There are chances of the V9 being introduced in other markets as Honor 8 Pro. Reports speculate Huawei will make a formal announcement on same at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC).
As for pricing, the 4GB RAM/64GB storage will cost CNY 2,599 ($377), the 6GB RAM/64GB storage about CNY 2,999 ($436), and lastly the 6GB RAM/128GB storage about CNY 3,499 ($508).
Honor 8 lite
In a related news, Huawei also announced the Honor 8 lite in China along with the Honor V9. A budget version of Honor 8, the Honor 8 lite packs a 5.2-inch fullHD display, 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB/64 GB of internal storage and a 3,000 mAh non removable battery. It is equipped with a 12MP sensor on the back with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 8MP camera on the front. The base variant will sell for CNY 1,099 ($159).