Honor V9 launches and sets the bar for flagship smartphones in 2017

By Team Feedbaac

Mobile World Congress is less than a week away, bringing with it a slew of smartphones for all walks of life. But before we can even think of making predictions about which brand would have the upper hand, Honor went ahead and released their second generation of smartphones. The Honor V9 takes, what was supposed to be Huawei’s budget smartphone brand, to another level altogether.

Sporting the Kirin 960 octa-core chipset along with 6GB of RAM, the Honor V9 is nothing short of flagship caliber. With 64GB/128GB ROM options, expandable storage and a 5.7-inch 2K screen, it’s pretty much top of the line as far as smartphones go. The battery is a solid 4000mAh, which could easily last an entire day. The phone also comes with EMUI 5.0, Huawei’s reskinned Android 7 Nougat operating system.

The phone also features the third generation of Huawei’s dual camera setup, with 12MP f/2.2 sensors capable of taking photos with bokeh effects, richer colors and more detail than ever before. Huawei also states that the Honor V9 will be the first 3D modeling smartphone. Using its dual camera setup, you’ll be able to take 3D photos and even print them out.

The Honor V9 will be priced at ¥2599 (AED 1388) for the 4GB + 64GB mode, ¥2999 (AED 1600) for the 6GB + 64GB model and ¥3499 (AED 1868) for the 6GB + 128GB version.

The phones are currently only available in China starting February 28, but we are expecting announcements for the international version at MWC 2017. We have reached out to Huawei to find out their plans for the Middle East region specifically and will be updating the article with any official confirmation.