Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has announced the latest flagship device, Honor 9, for the UK and European market. The smartphone is priced in Europe at 499 Euros (approx. Rs 33,000) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. As for the British pricing is concerned, the phone will come with a price tag of 380 pounds (approx. Rs 32,000). There is a 6GB RAM with 128GB storage variant as well.
The Honor 9 will be available for pre-orders on Vmall while sales will begin sometime next month. Other than this, the phone will be available in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UAE.
To recall, the smartphone was launched in China earlier. 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.
Jumping straight to specifications, 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.
The Honor 9 has a dual rear camera setup of 20 megapixels and 12 megapixels 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.