Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor will be launching Honor 9 smartphone in India on 5th October. The company has revealed the launch on its official twitter handle. Honor India has also been teasing the launch of the new smartphone with #ExploreWithHonor hashtag since the last week.
When an Indian twitter user asked about the launch of the Honor 9 phone in India, the company revealed that October 5 as its launch date. The Honor 9 launch event for India will be held at Taj Exotica in Goa starting at 11 AM. According to a report by GizmoChina, Honor’s YouTube channel has also confirmed the launch of the Honor 9 to be on the same date.
The company had launched Honor 9 smartphone in China in June this year. The 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 smartphone comes in four different colours- Blue, Amber Gold, Gray and Black colours. It is already available in the European and Chinese market since June.
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.