A new Midnight Black variant of Honor 9 has been launched in China and it will go on sale at vMall on July 18. The new variant is priced at 2,999 Yuan which is approximately Rs 28,507. The Honor 9 Black will only be available with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Honor 9 was launched in China last month in Sea Blue, Amber Gold, and Seagull Gray colour variants. Later, the global variant of Honor 9 was launched in UK and European market.
As for the Indian launch is concerned, we reported that it would be available in August. The brand is planning to launch the 6GB RAM variant for the Indian market.
The existing Honor 9 smartphone comes in three variants- one with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage at CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs 21,780), another with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory at CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs 25,570), while the last one has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, and will cost CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs 28,419).
The Honor 9 comes with a 5.15-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display. The 2.4GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor, powers this phone and has the backing of Mali G71 MP8 GPU and 4GB/6GB RAM. Besides, 64GB/128GB of internal storage, the Honor 9 comes with an optional storage via micro SD card. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system wrapped under EMUI 5.1 and gets its strength from a 3200 mAh battery with fast charging support.
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The Honor 9 has a dual rear camera setup of 20 megapixel and 12 megapixel with phase detection autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, and a dual tone LED flash. The primary rear camera has f/2.2 aperture and 4K video recording. In the front, an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture has been provided for selfies.
Like all new age devices, the Honor 9 also comes with a fingerprint scanner which is located on its front panel embedded into the home button. It has USB Type-C port and an Infrared sensor as well. Besides, the smartphone has a Hybrid Dual SIM tray, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and NFC. The handset measures 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.45 mm and weighs 155 grams.