It is a half-surprise as Honor did it for each of its products: the Honor 9 has been formalized in China. The opportunity to discover the phone image, to discover its data sheet and have a first idea of its selling price.
The “twin cousin” of Huawei P10
Here is the Honor 9, the new flagship of the Chinese brand. “New” would, however, to bracket both its design and features strongly reminiscent of the Huawei P10, released a few weeks ago in our country (see our review). The Honor 9 shows indeed a good part of its design, with a rounded cover for a better grip, a fingerprint sensor placed in front (and not to the rear, as was the case in the Honor 8) and a double dorsal photo sensor.
This however is changing, it is the materials used. Exit the metal back of Huawei P10, Honor replaced with a unibody glass. Three colors are available in China: blue, gray and gold. Mention especially gray, particularly class. In the “good” news, it also noted that the phone has indeed a jack port for plugging his helmet.
This is always a 5.15-inch smartphone (like the Galaxy S7) with dimensions of 147.3 × 70.9 × 7.45 mm and weighs 155 grams.
Its specifications also recalls that many of Huawei P10. No real surprise, the Honor 9 has a full HD (1920 × 1080) and features a Kirin 960 SoC (same as on the Honor Pro 8, a processor capable of competing with the Galaxy S8 or the LG G6) associated – in its Chinese versions – 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB internal memory (expandable via an SD card). In Europe we will probably entitled to one version with 64 GB of internal memory and 6GB of RAM.
Concerning the picture aspect, the Honor 9 has a double almost identical sensor Huawei P10. The first sensor has 20 megapixels and takes black and white photos and the second, of 12 million pixels, handles capture the color. The only change from the P10, it does not have 9 Honor the Leica label. We must therefore expect slightly worse than its Chinese cousin shots. On the front side, finally, is a sensor 8 MP.
Sold under 400 euros in China and probably a little more in France
The Honor 9 is already available for pre-order on Chinese shop Vmall. Prices range from 2,300 yuan to 3,000 yuan, from 300 to 395 euros. The smartphone will be officially on sale June 16 in China. import lovers, wait a while before cracking, Honor should present the Honor 9 in France before the end of the month for a launch planned for early summer. It is expected also at slightly higher rates than for Honor 8 of last year, sold for 399 euros reminder when launched.