Honor V9 with Kirin 960 SoC, 4000 mAh battery and 12 MP dual camera announced
Alongside announcing the Honor 8 Lite yesterday, Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, also announced the Honor V9 in China.
Unlike the Honor 8 Lite, the V9 packs some beefy hardware. It’s powered by the company’s homegrown Kirin 960 SoC which is laced with 4 GB RAM and Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. There’s also another variant of the Honor V9 which comes with 6 GB RAM. The V9 sports a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display and runs EMUI 5.0 out of the box. To keep lights on, the V9 ships with a 4000 mAh battery.
Having said that, the biggest highlight of the V9 is its dual camera setup at the back. We have already seen phones like Honor 8 and Honor 6X which come with dual rear cameras, and, the V9 too has them. The device has 12 MP dual cameras at the back, one of the which is the standard camera whereas the other is monochrome. For selfies and video calls, you get an 8 MP camera on the front. While this device is known as Honor V9 in China, it will be called Honor 8 Pro outside the Chinese market.
Honor V9 specifications:
- CPU: Kirin 960 octa-core processor
- RAM: 4/6 GB
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP8
- Operating System: EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat
- Display: 5.7-inch Quad-HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) LTPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass
- Rear Camera: 12 MP + 12 MP with PDAF, Laser Auto-Focus and dual-tone LED flash
- Front Camera: 8 MP
- Internal Storage: 64 GB (for 4 GB and 6 GB RAM), 128 GB (for 6 GB RAM)
- External Storage: Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
- SIM: Dual Hybrid SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM / Nano-SIM + microSD card)
- Colors: Black, Red, Gold, Blue
- Other: Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type-C
- Battery: 4000 mAh with Fast Charging
Honor V9 Price and Availability:
- Price of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage model: ¥2599 (around $380/₹25,000)
- Price of 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage model: ¥2999 (around $435/₹29,000)
- Price of 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage model: ¥3499 (around $500/₹34,000)
- Availability: Goes on sale from February 28 in China
There’s no word yet on Honor V9’s availability outside of China, but, we hope Honor will share some information during MWC 2017 which starts next week.