Huawei has revealed that it will be launching a new handset in its Honor series of smartphones, the Honor V9, on February 21st. The Honor V9 will succeed the Honor V8 and carry forward the trend of dual rear cameras, one that Huawei has been pretty consistent with. The V9 will have 12-megapixel rear camera sensors, according to the handset’s listing on TENAA.
Other specs of the V9 should include a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, an octa-core Kirin 960 processor, 6GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 64/128 GB of internal storage with the ability to expand using the microSD slot, fingerprint and infrared sensors, and a 3,900 mAh battery. The V9 will be one of the few devices to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, with Huawei’s EMUI 5.0 skin adding a different look and additional features on top.
Expected to be priced starting at 2,299 Yuan (roughly SGD 473), the Honor V9 will offer considerable value for the asking price. At this point there is no information on what markets the device will launch in, although Huawei is likely to bring it a couple of countries outside China. More details will be available in just a few days once the company makes the official announcement.