You can watch Honor launching a new phone via livestream on April 5th

In a welcome change from reporting about some new phone that is due to be Unpacked on March 29th, Huawei’s budget e-brand, Honor, is going to unveil a new handset on April 5th via a virtual launch, or live stream rather. It’s thought that the event will see the wraps being taken off the Honor V9, which could be known as the Honor 8 Pro in the west. Join us after the break for details.

If it is the Honor V9/8 Pro is being announced, we have a good idea of what to expect thanks to it launching in China back in February. Unless the specifications are tweaked somewhat, it should sport a 5.7-inch 1440p display, the latest HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor seen in the Mate 9 and P10, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery. With a rear fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, MicroSD card slot, headphone jack, and a dual rear camera setup, the Honor V9/8 Pro is almost like a slightly smaller Mate 9. The Honor V9 launched in China sporting Android 7.0 and EMUI 5.1, so I would expect it to be announced running the Android 7.1 and EMUI 5.1 like the P10 did last month at MWC 2017.

It should be noted, it isn’t certain exactly what Honor will announce during the Virtual Launch, we might be lucky and find out that the Honor Magic is being launched outside of China for the first time, who knows? Don’t forget, you can watch the live stream of the announcement on April 5th via Honor’s Facebook page.

Source: Honor (Twitter)

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).