After short-term speculation and rumors, Huawei has finally unveiled the Honor 9. And we have to say that the rumored specs are somewhat similar to the final product.
The phone sports a 5.15-inch Full-HD display with DCI-P3, also seen on Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. Underneath sits Huawei’s own Kirin 960 chipset, which is also used on the company’s own Mate 9 and P10. The RAM tends to be of 6GB with 128GB of onboard storage, while users can opt in for the 64GB variant with 4GB RAM — both expandable via microSD card slot.
Optics-wise, the Honor 9 comes with a dual-camera at the rear — the first one is a 12MP RGB sensor and the second is 20MP Monochrome sensor — both cohesively working to create a bokeh effect with 2x optical zoom. The rear camera also supports PDAF. Up front, there’s an impressive 8MP sensor for selfies.
Connectivity option of the phone includes a 4G VoLTE support, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for data exchanging. The whole phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat on top of EMUI 5.1 and packs an average 3100mAh battery inside. As for the price, the Huawei Honor 9 will set you $400 for 64GB variant and $440 for 128GB variant and is currently available for users in China only.
Full Specs of Huawei Honor 9
- Display: 5.15-inch display with 1980 x 1080 pixel resolution, 3D surface Aurora Glass at back, 428 PPI pixel density
- Chipset: 2.4GHz Octa-core kirin 960 chipsets integrated with Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
- Memory: 4GB RAM & 64GB storage/ 6GB RAM & 128GB storage
- Rear Camera: 12MP (RGB) & 20MP (Monochrome) dual rear camera setup with phase detection autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, and a dual tone LED flash
- Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, Huawei pay support, 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C port
- Battery: 3200mAh battery with fast charging support
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1