After some teasing and leaks that hinted more at a Honor 8s, the Huawei Honor 9 is finally official. The device has a 5.15 inch and truly solid specs for a midrange machine. Possibly the most interesting aspect about it is the screen panel.
We’ve got a 5.15 inch Full HD panel here, with a DCI-P3 color space. This was also in use on the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7. The handset runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top, while inside it we find a HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, the same one from the Huawei P10 flagship. Other specs include 6 GB of RAM, 64 or 128 GB of storage and a dual back camera with a 12 MP and 20 MP sensor in the mix.
A nice addition compared to the Honor is the one of 2x optical zoom, as well as portrait and bokeh modes. Selfies are still taken with an 8 MP camera. This model comes with a dual SIM setup and measures 7.45 mm in thickness, while weighing 155 grams. There’s Huawei Pay support here, via NFC, 4G VoLTE, WiFi and everything is packed inside a glass and metal body.
Huawei Honor 9 will be available in grey, blue and amber gold, packing a 3200 mAh battery. It’ll be sold starting from June 16th, priced at $400 for the 64 GB model and $440 for the 128 GB one.