Huawei’s Honor brand has announced a new flagship smartphone, the Honor V9 at an event in China. The company alongside also unveiled Honor 8 Lite in China which was first introduced in Finland earlier this month. Both the devices are available to pre-order in China.
The Honor V9 flagship sports a 5.7-inch QHD LTPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The highlights of the smartphone is its 12-megapixels dual-camera setup on the rear side with key features like f/2.2, laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. On the front, there is an 8-megapixels front facing camera for video calling and other selfie purposes.
Like other Huawei Honor smartphones, the Honor V9 is powered by its own Kirin processor (Kirin 960) coupled with 6GB of RAM. It runs on company’s latest EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The flagship comes with two storage options – 64GB and 128GB which can be further expandable with a microSD card.
The Honor V9 features hybrid-SIM slot which means users will have the option to use either two SIM cards or a SIM card and a memory card. The connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and USB 2.0 Type-C. There is a 4000mAh battery on the back well enough to provide backup for an entire day.
Price and Availability: The Honor V9 comes in Midnight black, Flame Red, Platinum Gold and Aurora blue colors and is priced at 2599 yuan (US$ 377 / Rs. 25,280 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version, 2999 yuan (US$ 435 / Rs. 29,170 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the top-end 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 3499 yuan (US$ 508 / Rs. 34,035 approx.). It is now available for order in China and will go on sale from February 28th.