Huawei has officially announced their Honor V9, and it’s a top-tier device that doesn’t pull any punches. Think of it like the Mate 9 (which we thought was a terrific phone) with a more stylish design.
The design is the most standout feature here, but Huawei made sure to keep top notch specs in the Honor V9. You’ll get their flagship Kirin 960 CPU with either 4 or 6GB of RAM, plus a 5.7-inch 1440p display. Powering all of that is a whopping 4,000mAh battery in a phone that’s barely 7mm thick. There’s really not much to complain about in the hardware department.
Huawei also included their highly touted dual-camera setup, which has one camera taking black-and-white photos to supplement the lighting of the companion sensor. This is a similar system to the Mate 9, which also took some pretty great photos.
Huawei also mentioned that those cameras are capable of shooting 3D images and making 3D prints, which sounds almost like a Tango device, although it’s lacking all of the extra augmented reality features. Still, that could make for a unique selling point in a market that’s tough to gain much ground in.
Other specs include a rear facing fingerprint scanner, expandable storage via microSD card slot, and a USB type C port. There’s a headphone jack, too, so don’t worry. The Honor V9 will ship with Android 7.0 and EMUI 5.0.
Hardware aside, Huawei is going to start the Honor V9 at just 2599 yuan, which is about $380. That’s the base tier with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, but you can spend a bit more and get 6GB of RAM with the same storage, or 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. Those will run 2999 yuan ($435) and 3499 yuan ($500) respectively.
Currently there are no plans to release the V9 outside of China, but we’ll definitely be keeping our ears out for this guy.