The Huawei Honor 9 which was confirmed to be launching on the 12th of June has revealed another surprise today. One of the three variants of the handset to be launched will be running on Huawei’s proprietary Magic Live UI based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology, instead of the company’s regular EMUI which is a UI skin based on Android.

Magic Live OS was launched with the Honor Magic in the December of 2016. Version 1.0.533 which is expected to be running on the Honor 9 features in-depth personalisation options and a wide array of AI-powered functions and features. One of these features is WideScreen which introduces a dual-layer security functionality that scans both the users’ iris’ as well as their fingerprints. Another great security feature of the Magic Live OS is called FaceCode Intelligent Recognition which hides on-screen notifications whenever the device is picked up by anyone but a registered user of the handset.

Huawei Honor 9 Magic Live OS
Screenshot of the Huawei Honor 9 running a build of Magic Live OS

The Huawei Honor 9 is a premium mid-range handset featuring a HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC coupled with 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM plus 64 GB of internal storage. The front is dominated by a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) resolution display. At the back, Huawei has provisioned the smartphone with a 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual camera setup while selfies and video calls are handled by an 8-megapixel sensor up front. To power all this hardware the handset features a 3100mAh battery unit. It is expected that the regular edition of the handset would be running on EMUI v.5.0 which is based on Android v.7.0, Nougat.

To further sell the premium nature of the handset, the smartphone follows the latest trend of sandwiching a metal frame between two glass halves although it has not been certified what glass is being used by Huawei as the material is very susceptible to cracking and shattering on getting impacted.

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To further sell the premium nature of the handset, the smartphone follows the latest trend of sandwiching a metal frame between two glass halves although it has not been certified what glass is being used by Huawei as the material is very susceptible to cracking and shattering on getting impacted.

The handset is expected to be priced no more than ¥3000 and is to launch in an event to be held in Shanghai where it is expected to launch along with the Huawei Band 3.

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