Huawei’s sub-brand was working on the next flagship for quite a long time and now it is finally official. Yes, the Honor 9 is the successor of Honor 8 with much more refined design and upgraded specs. The Honor 9 was launched at a special event in Berlin, Germany, today after its launch in China.
Just like its predecessor, the affordable price tag has been kept intact and the phone is available at a price tag of £379. The flagship smartphone from Huawei has a subtly curved back panel and cleane joins between the metal and glass in an appropriate manner.
The Honor 9 has 15 layers of glass in the curved panel which gives the phone its lustrous finish. The fingerprint sensor is positioned at the front while it is accompanied with either side by two capacitive button, which is similar to OnePlus’ recent designs.
Honor 9 Specifications
The Honor 9 comes with a 5.15 inch diagonal screen which makes it one of the smallest flagship phones in the market. The display is a 1080p IPS LCD display with DCI-P3 color space support. Like most of the high-end smartphones of the Chinese manufacturer, Honor 9 comes with an octa-core Kirin 960 chip and 4x 2.4 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz processor which is further backed by 4GB/ 6GB RAM. The internal storage is 64GB which can be further upgraded via microSD replacing the second SIM slot.
Fueling the big smartphone is a 3,200 mAh battery which can be quickly charged via Huawei’s own 9V/2A quick charging standard. The Honor 9 camera specifications include a dual camera setup at the back which is Huawei P10 or Mate 9 camera without OIS or any of the Leica software processing.
Honor has built its own image processing software, which includes a new low-light mode using pixel binning to capture clear pics in night shots.
The smartphone manufacturer has also focused on the audio quality in its latest offering and Honor 9 features new 3D sound system which is tagged as Histen. Kudos to the partnership with Monster, the Honor 9’s audio will be tuned to emulate the style of the headphone giant.
Honor 9 Pricing And Availability
The Honor 9 is scheduled to go on sale in the UK and Europe in early July. The smartphone will be available in sapphire blue, midnight black and glacier gray color options.
The Honor 9 will be priced at £379.99 SIM-free and come with 4GB RAM. Whereas, in the Europe, the smartphone will be available at €449.99 while the France and Italy will get a slightly upgraded version of the flagship with 6GB RAM.
In addition, there will be exclusive carrier partner for the phone with on-contract deals which are expected to be announced soon ahead of the month of July.