Following the announcement of the Honor 9 in China a couple of weeks ago, Huawei today, Huawei revealed details on global availability and pricing of its new smartphone at a launch event in Berlin.
Embodying the slogan "The Light Catcher," the Honor 9 boasts a 3D glass back and a metal bezel that creates a subtle metal aurora. The color's blue undertone is inspired by the blue ice found in polar regions. The ice-cool Glacier Grey also shines with a bright metallic silver glow.
The Honor 9's upgraded dual-lens camera pairs a 12-megapixel RGB color lens and a 20-megapixel monochrome lens. The capabilities of the monochrome lens, coupled with feature such as pixel binning, enables the Honor 9 to deliver leading low-light photography. The monochrome lens can also work on its own to produce monochrome images.
The Honor 9 has the ability to capture Moving Pictures, providing a glimpse into what happened every time before and after a photo was taken. Apart from Moving Pictures, its improved Portrait Feature can put the best face forward. It brightens skin colors and offers other photo adjustments to make sure every selfie looks good.
The Honor 9 can also shoot in ultra-high definition 4K video to minimize blurring, compensate for any unintentional device motion, and record more stable video.
Under the hood, the Honor 9 features the Kirin 960 chipset, 6GB RAM, and EMUI 5.1.
Huawei Histen, the latest ultra-wide 3D sound field technology is featured by the Honor 9. Developing from the technology, three sound modes customized for different user scenarios are available: The Near mode highlights the layers and nuances of the sound and is suitable for listening to soft and quiet music; the Front mode boosts the bass and is geared to deliver cinematic audio performance; the Wide mode mimics concert hall acoustics and is optimized for unleashing the full power of complex music with great depth.
- Processor: Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core (4x2.4 GHz+4x1.8 GHz)
- Display: 5.15 inch 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
- Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
- RAM: 4GB/6GB
- Storage: 64GB internal with microSD expansion card slot
- Cameras: 12 megapixel and 20 megapixel dual rear cameras. 8 megapixel front-facing camera
- Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC
- Battery: 3,200 mAh non-removable
- Dimensions: 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.45 mm and 155 grams
- Colors: Glacier Grey, Sapphire Blue, and Midnight Black
To extend the stylish look of the Honor 9, Honor is also introducing a series of accessories, including Honor Sport Bluetooth Earphones, Honor Band 3 and Honor Monster Earphones.
With the new Honor Sport Bluetooth Earphones, the young can go for adventures with nonstop music and hands-free calls on the go.
The Honor Band 3 can monitor heart rate, track sleep quality and keep running records helping users stay on top of their health stats. It has its 50-meter water resistance capability and comes in Dynamic Orange, Classic Navy Blue and Carbon Black. The Band 3 has a battery life of up to 30 days with its 100 mAh battery. It weighs in at just 18 grams and includes a small 0.91 inch PMOLED 128 x 32 pixels display.
The Honor 9 will be available for purchase from June 27 onwards in select markets, including Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and UK.