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At a launch event held in the INKED creative platform, Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, has officially launched the Honor 9 premium smartphone for the UAE market. Consumers will now be able to pre-order the Honor 9 from Souq.com, one of the most popular e-stores of the region.
“Following its tremendous success in China, whereby over one million units shipped within 28 days, we noticed the significant demand for pioneering technology and trend setting phone design specifically in the UAE, as such we are delighted to meet this demand by bringing the honor 9 to the UAE. The honor 9 merges the best of design trends, craftsmanship, and technological innovation that has been created to meet the lifestyle demands of millennials,” said Chris Sun Baigong, VP of honor in MEA region.
Honor 9 is designed with a 3D curved glass and showcases stunning and distinctive colors. Honor says that special tantalizing Nano textures are carved into the glass with precision and photo etching technology. Honor is quite confident on the unique craftsmanship and checks every glass on every device. The Honor 9 will come in Glacier Grey and Sapphire Blue colors. Whichever color is chosen, the Honor 9’s chassis glides the light and appears to dance across the glass, making it an attractive looking smartphone.
The Honor 9 receives some hardware upgrades and design changes as compared to the previous Honor 8. While the resolution of the screen is the same 1080 X 1920, the IPS display of the Honor 9 is 5.15-inch in size as compared to the 5.2-inch of the Honor 8. The smartphone is powered by the Kirin 960 processor and packs 4GB of RAM onboard. The processor on the Honor 9 features four Cortex A73 high-performance cores and four low-power Cortex A53 cores.
The software that runs is Android 7.0 Nougat OS, and with it runs the custom EMUI 5.1 skin. The device comes with either 64GB or 128GB storage models and users can use the second SIM slot for MicroSD card expansion. Additionally, the 128GB model comes with 6GB RAM. The cameras on the Honor 9 holds up a 20MP and a 12MP camera on the rear side as a dual-lens shooter. The 20MP sensor takes care of capturing monochrome shots and the 12MP shooter packs an RGB sensor. The camera on the Honor 9 is also capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps.
The front camera drives an 8MP selfie snapper with an aperture of F2.0. The battery is non-removable here and comes with a capacity of 3200 mAh battery. The USB Type-C port supports the fast charge feature, that can charge up the battery up to 40% in half an hour.
The Honor 9 is currently priced at AED 1599 for the 64GB model in the UAE and is exclusively available for pre-orders from Souq.com. Honor also mentioned that the 128GB variant is officially priced at AED 1999.