Huawei Honor V9 with Quad-HD Display, Honor 8 Lite Officially Launched

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Huawei has launched a new high-budget smartphone in China under its "Honor" portfolio called Honor V9, succesor of Honor V8 that was released last year. Like its predecessor, it houses dual 12-megapixel cameras at the rear with laser auto focus, but this is powered by a more powerful Kirin 960 chipset compare to Kirin 950 in Honor V8.

The Honor V9 runs Android 7.0 Nougat with the company's Emotion UI layed on top and includes hybrid dual SIM slots that enables the second SIM slot to be use as MicroSD slot. Huawei is offering the smartphone in three flavors, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, all of which are expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card. The Honor V9 features a 5.7-inch Quad-HD (1440p) display. It also sports a fingerprint sensor at the back.

Huawei Honor V9 Specifications

  • 5.7-inch Quad-HD (2560x1440 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.4GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor, Mali-G71 GPU (8-core)
  • 4GB/6GB of RAM
  • 64GB/128GB of built-in storage (expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card)
  • Dual 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, f/2.2 aperture, Laser Auto Focus, dual-LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hybrid dual-SIM
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.0
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, IR sensor
  • Battery: 4,000mAh/3,900mAh, fast charging
  • Dimensions: 157×77.5×6.97mm
  • Weight: 184 grams
  • Color(s): Platinum Gold, Flame Red, Aurora Blue, Midnight Black

The Huawei Honor V9 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version is priced at CNY 2599 (US$377); the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version at CNY 2999 (US$435), while the high-end version with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at CNY 3499 (US$508). It will be available for pre-orders starting today and will go on sale from February 28.

The company also introduced Honor 8 Lite in China. The phone, which was first launched in Finland earlier this month is a tuned down variant of Honor 8, packing a single 12-megapixel rear camera and a slightly powerful Kirin 655 chipset. It however runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box unlike its big brother that runs Marshmallow.

Honor 8 Lite

Huawei Honor 8 Lite Specifications

  • 5.2-inch IPS 2.5D curved glass display with full-HD (1920x1080 pixels) resolution
  • 64-bit 2.1GHz octa-core Kirin 655 processor, Mali-830 MP2 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB built-in storage (expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.0
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hybrid dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, GPS
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Dimensions: 147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6mm
  • Weight: 147 grams
  • Colour(s): Black, Blue, White, Gold

Pricing

Honor 8 Lite with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage -> CNY 1099 (US$159)
Honor 8 Lite with 4GB RAM + 32GB storage -> CNY 1399 (US$203)
Honor 8 Lite with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage -> CNY 1599 (US$232)

It is available for pre-orders and will go on sale from February 28 as well.
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