As scheduled, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has officially launched its flagship smartphone V9 in China. The Honor V9 is a flagship smartphone in Honor series has been announced alongside the Honor 8 Lite in China, which was recently launched in Japan as the Huawei Nova Lite. We currently do not have an idea on when the two devices will hit the market of India, but here we have the full details on what the newly launched smartphone brings with.
Honor V9 Specifications
The Honor 9 smartphone will be available in two storage variants – 64GB model and 128GB model, other specs will be same but the price for Honor V9 will vary.
Features-wise, the Honor V9 sports a 5.7-inch QHD (2560-by-1440) pixels LTPS LCD display. Highlight feature on the smartphone would be the dual camera with a 12-megapixel sensor, f/2.2 laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording support. For selfies, it has an 8-megapixel f/2.0 camera.
Under-the-hood, you will get to see Honor V9 is powered by Kirin 960 octa-core processor (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + 4 Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz) coupled with 6GB of RAM. The 64GB version comes with an option to expand storage space up to 128GB via microSD card.
On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat-based on EMUI 5.0 UI, which supports hybrid Dual-SIM slot, and packs a 4000mAh battery. Connectivity options include a fingerprint scanner and so on.
- 5.7-inch (2560 × 1440 pixels) Quad HD 2.5D curved glass display
- Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 960 processor (4 x 1.8GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 2.4GHz Cortex A73) with Mali G71 Octa-Core GPU
- 4GB / 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.0
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
- 12MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, f/2.2 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- Dimensions: 157×77.5×6.97mm;Weight: 184g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C
- 4000mAh (typical) / 3,900mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging
Honor V9 Price
The Honor V9 handset with 64GB storage is priced at CNY 2,999, which translates to about Rs 30,000, and the 128GB variant costs 3499 yuan (US$ 508 / Rs. 34,035 approx.). Release date timeframe is expected starting from February 28 and the availability of the gadget is limited to China. Pre-booking for the Honor V9 began already and goes on sale in Midnight black, Flame Red, Platinum Gold and Aurora blue colors.
Update x1: There’s still a 4GB RAM+64GB variant of Honor V9 which costs you 2599 yuan (US$ 377 / Rs. 25,280 approx.).