Huawei has announced its new mid-range flagship smartphone, the Honor 9. Successor to last year's Honor 8, the update comes with a glossy finish and somehow looks very similar to the Xiaomi Mi 6.
The smartphone features a 5.15-inch 1080p display offering DCI-P3 color space which is also used on the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8. The Honor 9 is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset paired with 6 GB of RAM. It will be offered in two storage variants of 64 GB and 128 GB, with expandable storage using a hybrid SIM slot.
The dual-camera setup returns with a 12 MP and 20 MP combination. The cameras offer 2x optical zoom as well as portrait and bokeh modes. There is also an 8 MP selfie camera on the front. Other features include a 3,200 mAh battery, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack and Android 7.0 Nougat soul (with EMUI 5.1 on top). The Honor 9 also comes with Huawei Pay, company's own mobile payment solution which will work over NFC.
The smartphone will start selling from 16 June in China from various retailers. It is priced at CNY 2,700 (Rs 27,000 approx) for the 64 GB variant and CNY 3,000 (Rs 30,000 approx) for the 128 GB model. The phone comes with a metal body, has a glass back and comes in Grey, Blue and Amber Gold color options.