Honor 9 is a sequel to the legendary sexy looking smartphone Honor 8 by Huawei’s sub-brand Honor. The device is going on its first sale tomorrow. According to a report, the device has already reached the milestone of 4 million pre-orders ahead of its first sale. The two main distributors of the flagship are Huawei’s own Vmail,JD.com and Suning Tesco. Vmail said to have secured 2.83 million registrations while JD.com claims to have received 620,000 pre-orders. Suning Tesco has scored 320,000 until now. Some other online retailers have also gotten registrations but that number is unknown.
The Huawei Honor 9 comes with an improved design featuring a slightly curved glass in the back. The fingerprint scanner comes to the front which might be liked by some while hated by others. The display has been reduced a bit to 5.15-inch while the resolution remains the same as the Honor 8. Under the hood, the flagship from Honor 8 features the Huawei’s flagship and most powerful processor, the Kirin 960 chip, which is the same processor found in the Mate 9, and P10. There are three choices when it comes to the amount of RAM and internal storage. There is a high-end model that comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage. The base variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
The camera has been upgraded to 20MP (monochrome) + 12MP color camera accompanied by the laser focus and LED flash. Sadly, there is no OIS for steady videos and blurless low light photos. Rest of the hardware includes 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster, USB Type-C port and a 3200mAh battery with Huawei’s proprietary Quickcharge.
As for the prices go, the Honor 9 starts at ¥2299 which is equivalent of $338 for the 4GB version (Big bang for the buck). The variant with 6GB + 64GB variant can be purchased for ¥2699 equivalent of $397 and the 6GB + 128GB costs around ¥2999 equivalent of $441. The super premium and attractive design, flagship grade specs and midrange price make the Honor 9 attract a lot of customer base.
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