After a good Honor 8 last year, and a Pro version a few months ago, the Huawei group has now officialized its brand new flagship, the Honor 9, a smartphone that was the subject of a reveal in China, but which will be in the European and US market at the end of June. Though this new smart device is more evolved, it obviously includes some elements of its big brother, the Huawei P10.
A look at the specs
Screen and Display
This new Honor 9 is equipped with a large touchscreen LTPS Full HD 5.1 “, and will be able to run on an architecture worthy of Android version 7.0 here, including a house overlay EMUI 5.1.
Processor and RAM specs
At the heart of this beast will be a Kirin 960 processor, coupled with a Malo G71 MP8 GPU, not to mention a total of 4 or 6 GB of RAM depending on the chosen version.
On the storage side, there will be a space of 64 GB or even 128 GB for the high-end version (with 6 GB of RAM only).
On the photo side, like the robust one launched by the Huawei P9 (and widely eaten back by the competition), this new Honor 9 benefits from a dual sensor system. Here you will find not only a 12-megapixel RGB sensor, but also a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. Both will work together to deliver a clear and accurate image. At the front of the smartphone comes an 8 megapixel sensor that will take care of selfies, Skype and other Snapchateries of any kind.
For the rest, the Honor 9 sharpens a little more than previous versions when it comes to designs. It comes with a nice glassy design, a very fine silhouette and a slightly curved back. The smartphone is obviously compatible with the 4G LTE network, and is equipped with the usual modules: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC module, USB Type-C … Another good news is the fingerprint reader which adds more security precautions to the phone.
This new Honor 9 is for the time being announced only on the Chinese market, where it will, by now be available in stores. In the US and elsewhere around the globe, the smartphone will be made available at the end of June.
Let’s wait for Huawei.