Huawei’s sub-brand, honor, has officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the honor 9. Sporting a similar sleek body as its predecessor, the hardware bears not much of a surprise – almost every aspect of the specs list has been leaked last week.
Like the honor 8 from last year, the honor 9 bears a surprisingly similar set of hardware to the current Huawei flagship. This time around, the honor 9 holds a spec sheet to the Huawei P10 – with some minor differences, of course.
The honor 9 runs on a HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, like the Huawei P10 – but there’s up to 6GB of RAM on some variants. There are storage options of 64GB and 128GB, with a microSD card that supports up to 256GB cards.
Like the P10, the honor 9 sports a 5.15-inch Full HD display. There’s also a dual-camera setup at the back, consisting of a 12MP RGB sensor with a 20MP monochrome unit – but without the Leica branding. Rounding up the specs list is an 8MP front camera, a 3,200mAh battery, and an AKM Hi-Fi audio chip.
But of course, the biggest difference between the honor 9 and the Huawei P10 is in the design. The honor 9 shares a similar glossy “Aorora glass” back as the honor 8, but the fingerprint sensor is now located at the front. It will come in more colours than before: Blue, Amber Gold, Gray, and Black.
The other major difference is in the retail price. The honor 9 comes in three variants: 4GB RAM/64GB storage at 2,299 Yuan, 6GB RAM/64GB storage at 2,699 Yuan, and 6GB RAM/128GB storage for 2,999 Yuan.
While international availability has not yet been confirmed, the honor 9 will likely make an appearance overseas, including Malaysia.
(Source: Android Authority)