Chinese certification agency TENAA has just released the specs and official release date of the Honor 9, and by the looks of it, Huawei is keeping its winning formula for the sub-brand quite securely. The Honor 9 looks incredible, and yet identical to its predecessor, the Honor 8, both in looks and internals.
The only obvious difference between the Honor 9 and its predecessor is the orientation of the dual-LED flash and laser auto-focus module at the back. The Honor 8 has it vertical, while the Honor 9 has it horizontal.
The Honor 9 has basically the same dimensions as its predecessor (147.3 x 70.9 x 7.45 mm), only taller by 1.8 mm. It has a 5.15-inch 1080p display, and is powered by a 2.4 GHz Kirin 960 octa-core processor which was only seen with the P10, P10 plus, and the Mate 9. This is the first time the Honor will be on par with Huawei’s top-tier devices.
Adding to the spec sheet is 6GB of RAM, a 2GB upgrade from its predecessor, and 64GB of expandable storage. The battery has been slightly improved with a 3,100 mAh capacity. It also runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI skin on top. As for the camera, its rear has a 12 MP + 20 MP dual-camera setup, while the front has an 8 MP selfie snapper.
The Honor 9 is expected to launch in China on June 20 or 21, and in Europe on June 27. Pricing should start at CNY 2,299 (Php 16,695) and go up to CNY 2,599 (Php 18,874) depending on which version you pick.