A new Honor is on its way. The Huawei-made Honor 9 was announced on the 12th of June in China and we are expecting announcements to happen regionally around the world over the next few months. The smartphone looks to continue the Honor 8’s trend of tasty specs, good looks and an attractive price, however, no prices or release dates have been confirmed for the UK just yet. A 5.15–inch Full HD display with a default DCI-P3 colour space sits front and centre of the device. Honor’s favourite HiSilicon’s chipset, the Kirin 960, used in a couple of other Huawei flagship devices recently, the Mate 9 and P10, will provide the device with some immense speed, backed by either 4gb or 6gb of RAM. There will be 64GB or 128GB storage meaning at least three different price points.
In keeping with the rumours the phone also has 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel dual rear camera array along with the 8-megapixel front shooter. It packs a 3,100 mAh battery with fast charging support, 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. This announcement made reference to a Huawei Pay service, however, we have yet to see this service in the UK so it might be omitted to await a larger large later in the year if it is planned for the UK. The phone’s dimensions are 147.3 × 70.9 × 7.45mm and the weight is around 155 grammes, making it taller, narrower, thinner and heavier than its predecessor. The Honor 9 is powered by Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top, and it’s very likely that the device will receive the Android O update as well though probably not in a timely manner.
The phone is made from a combination of metal and glass, just like the previous Honor 8, and four colour options will be available, Blue, Amber Gold, Gray, and Black, however, the UK might not get all of them.
Honor’s latest smartphone is already available for pre-order in China. The device should start reaching customers as early as June 16. Pricing of the Honor 9 has been released for a few regions, however, not the UK. These prices converted to Sterling work out at a 4GB/64GB – £270, a 6GB/64GB – £325 and a 6GB/128GB – £350.