Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has now officially announced their next Phablet flagship product in China. Although, Honor is already selling the Honor 8 as it’s flagship product with dual rear camera setup, Honor V9 is a Phablet flagship. As Honor is planning to reach the top in 2017, it is launching a series of device to compete with major flagship devices & also dominate the budget segment with the Honor 6X.
The Honor V9 comes with phablet sized 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560x1440p. The display panel used is much older TFT. It is powered by an Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset coupled with Mali G-71 GPU. The octa-core processor has four Cortex-A73 cores forming the powerful half balanced by four Cortex-A53 cores. In total, this leads to a massive 180% jump in performance coupled with 20% power savings. The company allows to choose from 4GB and 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM variants. The Honor V9 comes with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage variants with MicroSD card slot.
In terms of camera, it has got 12MP of dual sensors at the back. The rear cameras have F/2.2 aperture which isn’t such large as expected. The main camera at rear side has dual LED flash. On the front, we have got 8MP sensor with wide angle lens. The rear camera of Honor V9 is touted as world’s first mobile camera with 3D modelling. The dual cameras setup along with the help of laser focus at the back is capable of capturing 3D creative photos and using this, you can take 3D print outs too.
Honor has managed to fit 4000mAh battery in a 6.97mm slim frame. The company claims that the, battery lasts an entire day on moderate usage. Dimensions of Honor V9 are 157 x 77.5 x 6.97 mm and weighing and weighs 184 grams. As for software, the phone runs on Android 7 Nougat based on EMUI 5.0.
Honor V9 Specifications:
- 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) display
- 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM
- 64GB and 128GB of internal storage
- Micro SD card
- Octa-core Kirin 960 chipset
- 12MP of dual rear cameras with Dual-tone dual LED flash and F/2.2 aperture and 3D modelling
- 8MP of front camera
- Dimensions:- 157 x 77.5 x 6.97 mm
- Weight:- 184gms
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/GLONASS
- 4000 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge
Honor V9 Price & Release date:
The Honor V9 comes in Gold, Red, Black and Blue colors in China. It has been exclusively announced in Chinese market currently with no news about global roll out. It will be available for purchase in China starting 28th February for below mentioned price,
- 4GB + 64GB :- CNY 2599 – $378
- 6GB + 64GB :- CNY 2999 – $436
- 6GB + 128GB :- CNY 3499 – $508
It is worth noting that the company has done some great job in pricing this smartphone. For roughly around ₹26000 (CNY 2599) one can get Quad HD display and flagship grade HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset with the Honor V9. The top model costs around ₹35k in India which is also same as the top end OnePlus 3T.