Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has introduced a new flagship smartphone, dubbed the Honor V9.
The Honor V9 features a large 5.7-inch sized LTPS LCD display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution, giving it a pixel density of 515 pixels per inch. Powering the Honor V9 is Huawei’s in-house developed Kirin 960 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.4 GHz. The octa-core SoC has been paired with an impressive 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, along with either 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage. Since the smartphone comes with a Hybrid Dual SIM slot, you do have the option of expanding the storage further with a microSD card.
At the back, the Honor V9 sports a dual camera setup with two 13MP sensors, paired with an f/2.2 aperture lens. Like Huawei’s other smartphones with a dual-camera setup, one of the sensors captures monochrome images, while the other one can capture color images. On the front, the smartphone comes with an 8MP selfie snapper with an f/2.0 aperture lens.
The Honor V9 includes a 4000mAh capacity battery inside, which is quite large and should be able to deliver impressive battery life. It includes a fingerprint scanner as well, which has been placed at the rear. In terms of software, the Honor V9 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with the company’s custom EMUI 5.0 version on top.
In China, the smartphone has been priced at RMB 2999 ($435) for the 64GB variant, which is all set to go on sale on February 28th. In markets outside China, the smartphone is expected to launch as the Honor 8 Pro.