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Honor 9 - All information about the new Honor flagship!

by Timo27th of June 2017

With the Honor 9 presents Huawei's daughter "Honor" a new flagship smartphone, which comes in terms of equipment very close to a Huawei P10, priced but already from 300 € will be available. All information about the new Honor smartphone you can find attached!

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Manufacturer/Model

Honor

Product

Honor 9

Specifications

Processor and memory
CPU: Kirin 960
GPU: Mali-G71
RAM: 4GB / 6GB
Internal memory: 64GB / 128GB
Memory extension: Yes

Display
Display Type: LTPS
Display diagonal: 5.15 inches
Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels

cameras
Main Camera: 12 + 20 Megapixel
* Aperture: f / 2.2
* Hybrid AF
* Dual LED flash
Front camera: 8 megapixel

wireless
WiFi: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
Bluetooth: 4.2
NFC: Yes
GPS: Yes

Accumulator
Battery: 3.200 mAh
Connection: USB Type-C

Other
SIM: dual
Fingerprint scanner: Yes
Operating System: EMUI 5.1 - Android 7
Size: 147.3 70.9 x x 7.45 mm
Weight: 155g

Honor 9

Update (27 June 2017): The Honor 9 was presented today in Berlin for the international market. The equipment is of course no different from the before 2 weeks featured in China Honor 9. The selling price in Germany is 429 €. Note, however, that this is the Model with 4GB + 64GB is. The variant with 6GB RAM is intended only for the Chinese market! Until the 11. In July 2017 buyers also receive 30 € cashback.

Design and display

The Honor 9 is a Upgrade to the Honor 8 and an approach to the Huawei P10. Already in the design the differences are only slightly different. The colored glass back remains intact and is curved towards the metal frame. Where the fingerprint scanner on the Honor 8 was still on the back, this has moved to the front of the new model. Especially in this case, the design evokes memories of the Huawei P10 introduced at the beginning of the year. The display with a Diagonal of 5.15 inches Solves in full HD - so with 1920 1080 x pixels - on. The panel is of the type LTPS.

Processor and memory

There is another upgrade for the processor. Installed is the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC, the total 8 processor cores has. After big.LITTLE architecture subdivide processor cores in 4 high-performance Cortex A73 cores (2.4 GHz) and 4 low-power Cortex A53 cores (1.8 GHz), The processor can be classified alongside other flagship SoCs such as the Snapdragon 821 or the Exynos 8890. The Kirin 960 cuts a fine figure with the Processor graphic Mali-G71 The SoC is also suitable for more demanding mobile games. Depending on which equipment you choose, the system supports the system 6GB or 4GB large memory to the side. Of the Internal memory measures 128GB or 64GB and is in addition with a Micro SD memory card expandable. If you want to expand the memory, but because of the hybrid slots on the Dual SIM function without!

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Dual camera

The main camera is a so-called Dual Camerathat is made up of one RGB color sensor and a monochrome image sensor composed. As with the Huawei P10, the sensors solve this problem 12 or 20 megapixels up and use both one f / 2.2 aperture, Unlike the Huawei P10, the Honor 9 dispenses with Leica branding. Furthermore, the dual camera offers one Hybrid autofocus consisting of a PDAF, laser AF and contrast AF, one Dual LED flash and software image enhancements, such as the hybrid Zoom, Videos record the main camera with maximum 4K resolution. The front camera solve with 8 Megapixel and puts on one f / 2.0 aperture.

Hi-Fi Audio, IR Sensor and more!

Worth mentioning is the built-in Hi-Fi audio chipwho teases out the best possible sound from the Honor 9. Unlike many other manufacturers, Honor does not waive that 3.5 mm audio jackalthough the smartphone can be connected via USB-C. Furthermore, the device supports Dual-band AC WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and a GPS Compass, An interesting feature is a small one IR sensorwhat a TV can control, for example. The capacity of the permanently installed Batteries gives Honor 3.200 mAh

Prices and availability

Before the smartphone is introduced to us at the end of June, it will first appear in China. You can choose from 4 color variations - Sea Blue, Amber Gold, Black and Seagull Gray, as well as 3 choices at the Memory - 6GB + 64GB (354 €) - 6GB + 128GB (394 €) - 4GB + 64GB (302 €).

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Huh? I thought that will be presented until the end of June?

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Hmm, Honor 9 or the Oneplus 5? I really can not decide ¯_ (ツ) _ / ¯