Honor, Huawei sub-brand has announced the Honor 9 smartphone in China. the device is a successor to the Honor 8 smartphone which is acclaimed worldwide for its impressive build quality and performance at a affordable price tag. the smartphone is available in three variants differ by RAM and Storage. it will be sold online via Vmall, JD.com, Tmall.com, Amazon China and other online store starting from this Friday. coming to the pricing, the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant is priced at ¥ 2,299 (approx ₹ 22,000) — the 6GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant is priced at ¥ 2,699 (approx ₹ 25,500) and ¥ 2,699 (approx ₹ 28,500) respectively. the smartphone is available in Amber Gold, Black, Sea Blue, and Seagull Gray colour options.
The smartphone carry forwards the same design of Honor 8 with a mixture of metal and glass with curves – courtesy, to the 3D glass at the back. it features 5.15-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 p) display, along with pixel density of 428PPI and is powered by the company’s in-house octa-core Kirin 960 processor (4x Cortex-A73 clocked at 2.36GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.84GHz) coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage on-board and supports storage expansion upto 256GB via MicroSD Card support. the smartphone runs on Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat update and is backed by 3200 mAh non-removable battery and comes with a USB Type-C port. it is also packed with fingerprint sensor which is embedded on the home button.
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The company stated :The honor 9 smartphone will be available for pre-booking from tomorrow and will closed on June 15. the device will be available in sufficient quantity.
The highlight feature of the smartphone is its rear dual camera setup which consists a combination of a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and a 12-megapixel RGB sensor with F/2.2 aperture, PDAF, dual LED flash and laser focus which sits besides the camera. it also features hybrid zoom which lets you zoom in-to the object without losing the details. it will also feature support for potrait mode which will be activated later by OTA update. it also supports 4k video recording. on the front, there is 8-megapixel front facing camera for the selfie addicts which is also capable of capturing Full-HD video recording.
Another notable feature of the Honor 9 smartphone is the Huawei Listen Hi-Fi audio chip tuned none other than the Grammy Award winner, Rainer Mailard and offers audio files to sound like a live performance.
On the connectivity front, the option includes Dual-SIM, Nano-SIM, 3G, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. the smartphone measures 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.45 mm and weights at 155 grams.
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