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Huawei Honor V9 Launches with Android Nougat 7.0 and EMUI 5

23 February, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Jan Cross

Huawei subsidiary Honor has finally released its flagship device V9 at an event in China. The Huawei Honor V9 sports a huge 5.7inch IPS LCD panel display which has a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution which results in pixel density figure of 515ppi.

Coming to the performance of the V9, the device is rocking Huawei's homegrown Hisilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor paired with Mali-G71MP8 GPU.

Honor V9 comes in three variants- Standard variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage is priced at 2599 yuan, the higher variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage cost 2999 yuan and for Premium variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage one has to pay 3499 yuan. The Honor V9 takes, what was supposed to be Huawei's budget smartphone brand, to another level altogether.

The Honor V9 comes in several variants, one 4GB RAM model, and two 6GB RAM variants. It is equipped with a 12MP sensor on the back with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 8MP camera on the front. The rear camera also gets Phase Detection Auto Focus, Laser AutoFocus, and LED flash. There's also room for memory expansion via MicroSD card slot. The device uses a hybrid SIM card tray where the second SIM card space can be used for adding a microSD card, up to 256GB.

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Honor has formalized Honor V9 in China.

The V9 will at first be available in gold and blue at a price of around $435 (for the 64GB version) in China.

As for pricing, the 4GB RAM/64GB storage will cost CNY 2,599 ($377), the 6GB RAM/64GB storage about CNY 2,999 ($436), and lastly the 6GB RAM/128GB storage about CNY 3,499 ($508). The fingerprint scanner on the V9 is mounted at the back, similar to other Honor smartphones launched in the recent past. The screen also features a 2.5D curved glass protection.

A year ago we could see how Honor managed to have one of the best devices in the upper middle range, with Honor 8, having a price close to 400 euros and having very few competitors in its segment. The prebooking of Honor 8 Youth Edition also starts from today and sale will commence on February 28. For example, it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system on board and features a powerful octa-core processor inside.

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