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Device World Leadership Awards 2017: Honor 9i is the Smartphone of the year – Mid-range

Consumers’ first choice was Huawei Honor 9i with 39 percent vote share.

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor latest mid-range smartphone, the Honor 9i, has been ‘Smartphone of the year’ in the mid-range category during Device World 2017 conference. The smartphone garnered maximum votes in the Consumer Devices Survey 2017, which was jointly released by The Mobile Indian and TeleAnalysis.

In the mid-range segment with having a price range between Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000, consumers’ first choice was Huawei Honor 9i with 39 percent vote share. The nation-wide survey was done taking into account the feedbacks from Indian consumer device users in five zones –east, west, north, south and central – of the country. The sample size was over 1.5 lakh spanning 30 cities.

“We are honoured to be awarded the best Mid-ranger device for Honor 9i. We would like to dedicate the award to our consumers as without their constant support, this feat would have not been possible,” said P. Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei.

The Honor 9i has brought the latest trend, which is only restricted to the premium segment, at an affordable price tag. The major highlight of the smartphone is the FullView immersive display along with two rear and two front-facing cameras, which is a first in a smartphone, especially, at this price range. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 17,999 and it will be available in Platinum Gold, Midnight Black and Navy Blue colour options.

Honor 9i

On the specification front, the Honor 9i features a unibody metal design and a 5.9-inch FullView Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 2.36 GHz Octa-core Kirin 659 processor coupled with 4GB RAM.

The device has a 64GB internal memory and has an expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and has the EMUI 5.1 on top of it. There is a 3340 mAh battery on this phone. It also features a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device below the dual camera setup.

The Honor 9i offers four cameras compromising of two rear and two front cameras. It has a 16-megapixel sensor with dual-tone LED flash coupled with a 2-megapixel sensor. For the front, there is 13 megapixel with soft LED flash and 2-megapixel sensors. Besides, the smartphone offers Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS, NFC. The handset measures 156.2 × 75.2 × 7.5mm and weighs around 164 grams.

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