Huawei has emerged as true competitor for tech giants like Samsung in the field of Android smartphone industry. The company competes by introducing premium build devices with affordable price tags. Following the same track record, Huawei’s sub brand Honor has unveiled the new Huawei Honor 9.
The Honor 9 is a dual SIM phone by default that comes with a metal and glass finish, made available in four colors: Gold, Grey, Black and Blue. It involve the impressive traits like the 5.5-inch screen, 1080p resolution with support for DCI-P3 color space – used by iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 as well so you can expect unmatched color accuracy.
Under the hood, you’ll find the high-end octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC – Huawei’s homemade CPU used in the Huawei Mate 9 and Huawei P10, coupled with the Kirin 960 is a huge 6 GB RAM and 64 GB/128 GB of internal storage. The memory is expandable via a hybrid microSD or SIM-expansion slot. On the OS side of things you get the latest Android Nougat 7.0 with Huawei’s custom Emotion UI 5.1 skin on top.
Everyone loves photography and taking selfies, so the camera must be a pro. That is why the Huawei Honor 9 comes with dual 12 MP and 20 MP sensors with phase detection autofocus and a dual LED flash. Like the iPhone 7 you get 2X optical zoom and a portrait mode for bokeh effects. The selfie fanatics can enjoy the 8-megapixel front camera.
The battery capacity of the smartphone is set to 3,200 mAh – a high end quality. Fast charging support wasn’t announced but it might be included in the release version.
Other detailed features of Huawei Honor 9 includes the 3.5mm audio jack. Connectivity features come with Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, and NFC. One may look forward if the newly released Honor 9 phone would be able to cope with the giant upcoming flagships like the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 or Nokia 9 in the coming days.
Price and Availability
Huawei Honor 8 has been available in China from June 16th. Although there is no word revealed so far for its international exposure but we expect it will make its way to Pakistan and other markets sooner.
Price differs with the variety of the storage capacity. If you want to buy Honor 9 with the entry-level 64GB storage than the price will be CNY 2,700 ($400). By just adding a few Yuan you can get twice the memory storage at CNY 3,000 ($440) for the 128GB variant.
|OS||Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|CPU||4x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 960|
|Dimensions||147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm|
|Display||5.15″ DCI-P3 panel with 1080p (1920 x 1280) resolution (~420 PPI)|
|Internal Memory||64/128 GB|
|Card slot||yes, via hybrid slot|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, VoLTE, NFC, headphone jack, GPS, Bluetooth|
|Colors||Amber Gold, Seagull Grey, Charm Sea Blue|
|Primary Camera||Dual 20MP + 12 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|8 MP, f/2.0|
|Price||64 GB – $400 (PKR 41,900),
128 GB – $440 (PKR 46,100)