Honor 9 launches with dual cameras, microSD and a headphone jack

  • Honor 9 launches with dual cameras, microSD and a headphone jack

Honor 9 launches with dual cameras, microSD and a headphone jack

Honor scored a surprise hit this time a year ago with the Honor 8. It is also worth noting that the phone was originally announced in China earlier this month. When it comes to pricing, Honor 9 will start at £379.99/€449,90. We've seen this chipset stuffed inside loads of Huawei and Honor phones now, including Huawei's own flagship devices, the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus. Aimed at those who value excellent quality, an outstanding user experience and incredible price-performance ratio, this new Honor flagship offers a multiplex of features.

"2017 has brought a renaissance in smartphone design, and the Honor 9 is a trend-setting device that brings the best of fashion, craftsmanship, and engineering together", said George Zhao, President of Honor. While the OnePlus 5 is nice enough, the Honor is much more attractive.

Rounding out the Honor 9's spec list is a 5.15-inch 1920×1080 display, an 8-megapixel front camera, 4GB/6GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, a microSD slot, dual SIM slots, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 3,200mAh battery. We'll have to wait to check out the Honor 9 before we get too excited about it, but given how good the Honor 8 was, we're definitely looking forward to getting the Honor 9 into our hands.

Both phones have a metal frame and a glass back.so far, so ordinary. We went hands-on at Honor's big Berlin launch and here's our first-look Honor 9 review.

A rare feature included in the Honor 9 is an IR blaster to control over 250k devices that support infra-red.

The one thing that might irk some potential buyers is the position of the fingerprint reader. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter with f/2.0 aperture for capturing selfies and making video calls. For me, this is a more convenient position since it means you can unlock with your finger without having to pick up the phone from your desk.

The Honor 9 ships with two cameras on the rear - 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel with dual-LED (dual tone) flash - wherein one takes monochrome shots while the other takes photos in colour (RGB). The configuration is slightly different this time around, though. The phone also comes with a dual rear camera on the back.

Despite the change in tack, the camera still operates in a similar way to its predecessors' snapper.

It even has an impressive dual camera set up, with one 12MP colour sensor and one 20MP monochrome sensor for improved low-light performance. Unfortunately, there wasn't any word on United States availability during the presentation in Berlin, but considering that the Honor 8 eventually made its way to the United States, there's reason to hope for the Honor 9 as well.