Huawei’s Honor brand has been known to be the former’s budget-products arm. But with the brand’s new release, it look’s like Huawei is taking Honor for a different ride. Meet the Huawei Honor 9, the company’s fanciest device to date.
Announced in China, the new Huawei Honor 9 looks premium just at first glance. Judging by the official product pictures, the Honor 9 has an insanely reflective back panel which is said to be a combination of metal and glass. This design touch kind of reminds me of the HTC U11.
Going past its fancy looks, the Huawei Honor 9 also looks impressive on the inside. This beauty brags a 2.4GHz Kirin 960 octa-core processor and an option for either a 4GB and 6GB or RAM.
The Honor 9 also has an unusual screen size of 5.15-inch. The display has a sharp 1080p resolution on an LTPS panel. It might not be a ludicrous 4K display with HDR, but still flagship-worthy.
But what makes the Huawei Honor 9 a legitimate high-end smartphone is its dual camera setup. This thing is rigged with a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and a 12-megapixel standard sensor at the back. This is the same implementation that they did with the Huawei P10.
While the monochrome effect is a personal favorite of mine, I’m pretty sure not everyone appreciates it. Thankfully, the second camera also has other use. Just like most dual camera smartphones, the Honor 9 lets you take pictures with a bokeh effect.
Huawei Honor 9 Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
- Dual Nano SIM, Dual standby, Hybrid
- 5.15-inch Full HD LTPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, ~428ppi
- 2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- Mali-G71MP8 GPU
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 20-megapixel monochrome + 12-megapixel RGB rear camera, 2x optical zoom, dual tone flash
- Fingerprint scanner
- GSM, CDMA, HSPA, 4G LTE
- WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB Type-C 1.0
- Dimensions: 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5mm
- Weight: 155g
- Amber Gold, Seagull Grey, Charm Sea Blue
- 3200mAh Li-Po non-removable battery
The Huawei Honor 9 will be available in China starting June 16. The 4GB RAM + 64GB RAM will be sold for CNY2,299 (around Php16,800); the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM will be at CNY2,699 (around Php19,700); and lastly, the top-of-the-line with 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM will be available for CNY2,999 (around Php21,900).
Whether or not it will be made available in the Philippines is yet to be known. We’ll update this article as soon as we get the official word regarding the device’s local pricing and availability.
Source: Honor China