Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor seems to be working on the successor of Honor 8 smartphone, which is dubbed as Honor 9.
Render images of alleged Honor 9 has surfaced on the Chinese social media platform, Weibo, showing device’s front and back panel in Black, Blue and Light Purple. If these images is considered to be legit than the major visible change would be the placement to fingerprint scanner which looks like it is embedded on its home button that means company will ditch the ‘Smart Key’ feature, which was present in ‘Honor 8’, wherein the fingerprint scanner was placed on its back panel and the home button doubled up as a smart key to click picture or to launch any app. Moreover, one can clearly see the dual rear camera setup along with with laser autofocus and dual-LED flash and on the front, a front-facing camera same as Honor 8. As of now, we can’t comment on the legitimacy of this render image, so we advice our user to take this development with a pinch of salt.
To recollect, the Honor 8 was launched in India last year at Rs 29,999. It comes with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, 2.3GHz octa-core Kirin 950 (ARM Cortex-A72 4 x 2.3GHz + ARM Cortex-A53 4 x 1.8GHz) processor and Mali T880-MP4 GPU. Besides, the smartphone has optional storage for up to a 128GB micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and offers a customised interface – EMUI 4.1. A 3000 mAh battery is in the phone that claims to deliver talk-time of up to 17.5 hours and standby time of up to 380 hours on 3G networks.
Its has a dual rear camera set up – both the cameras are of 12 megapixel resolution (monochrome + color). A dual-tone LED flash light is in the back too. The primary rear camera has f/2.2 aperture and Laser AF. In its front lies an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.4 aperture has been provided for selfies. The Honor 8 also comes with a fingerprint scanner which is located on its back panel. It has USB Type-C port and an Infrared sensor as well. Besides, the smartphone has a Hybrid Dual SIM tray, 4G LTE, WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Hotspot up to 8 devices), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Infrared Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope, and NFC . The handset measures 145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm.