After following quick reports, Huawei has launched Honor V9 officially in China today. The new smartphone offers really impressive features with even impressive price tag, though catches up in upper mid-range class.
The phone which has just been launched in China, Honor V9 is now on pre-order and will be available for sale on February 28th. Interestingly smartphone is also reported to go global at Mobile World Congress as Honor 8 Pro.
Huawei Honor V9 is now listed in all major Chinese online retailers. The smartphone will be available with variations in RAM and storage configurations. Options include 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage or 128GB storage costing Chinese Yuan 2599, 2999 or 3499 respectively.
We just can’t wait but expect the smartphone reach out to us to get our hands on it.
Huawei Honor V9 – Specifications
Honor V9 will run on the latest proprietary chipset Kirin 960. In addition to above RAM and extended storage options, the phone will still have option to expand memory even further with the microSD card slot. Honor V9 will also support a fingerprint scanner and a 4000mAh battery.
The new Honor V9 follows the dual-camera lineup of Huawei brand as well as the USB Type-C will be the connectivity option over USB 2.0. Last but not the least, the phone will be running Android 7 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 on top of it.
If you are still confused about the Huawei’s sub-brand (or e-brand) “Honor” as what class of devices it brings to market. Well it’s said to be the brand for millennials who have seen most of both the centuries. It covers a wide range of devices expanding the mid-range category of smartphones. For now it’s the only brand that serves a wide range of devices from lower mid-range price through upper mid-range.
But the brand, as appears, uses to provide more for the price. Such as this specific smartphone as Honor V9 (or say Honor 8) are none less than any high-end smartphone but look at their prices.
Huawei Honor V9 – Profile Photos
Huawei Honor V9 – Price and Availability
Well, the colors availability can not be as explanatory as you can see in above gallery. Honor V9 comes in four bright and really attractive shades including Blue, Gray/Black, Red/Black and Gold/White colors. While these colors are available in China, you shouldn’t expect all of them to be available globally; or may be you can.
As the device comes in three variants and is priced as follows. US and Pakistan prices are only estimated values after currency conversion.
- 4GB + 64GB – ¥2599 (~$377 or PKR ~40,000/-)
- 6GB + 64GB – ¥2999 (~$435 or PKR ~45,000/-)
- 6GB + 128GB – ¥3499 (~$500 or PKR ~54,000/-)
Huawei Honor 8 Pro Variant – Emerged (Not official)
As the reports emerged about the global launch of Huawei Honor V9, it also suggests the global variant will be branded as Honor 8 Pro. While keeping the outfit and most of the features similar to V9, the Honor 8 Pro reportedly will only be shipped in a 4GB+64GB model. That’s what we have seen from previous global releases. Unless if the company wants to release all of these models out of China, which is very unlikely.
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