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Huawei Honor V9 Is The First True Flagship of 2017: Comes With Kirin 960, 6GB RAM & 3D Photo Support

by Joe 9

Soon we’ll be flooded with a number of flagship smartphones, but before all that, Huawei has released its second generation Huawei Honor V9 flagship. The new V series smartphones are ideally placed between the mid-range Honor series and the high-end P and Mate series. But seeing the kind of specs loaded on the new Honor V9, it’s clear that the phone can be called as a true flagship model.

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So, recently, we have seen that Huawei has started giving a lot of importance on the design and looks of its flagships. The Honor 8 was a beautiful flagship and so was the Mate 9. Now, the Huawei Honor V9 is yet another good looking smartphone measuring just 6.97mm in thickness and for those who would like their phones to look unique, there’s a bright Red color option as well. There are three other official colors being offered for the V9 — Gold, Black, and Blue. But I am sure, there would be a lot of takers for this unique Red shade. And in the conference, the company made sure that the flame Red color of the device was highlighted well enough.

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As for the specs, the Honor V9 comes with the powerful Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core chip inside along with 6GB of RAM on board.  This along with 64GB / 128GB ROM options make sure that the phone boasts of current flagship grade configuration. On top of that, there is a 5.7-inch 2K screen on board as well. So, once again, the V9 will be a great VR smartphone. No information on the screen protection yet, but the Huawei Honor V8 had Gorilla Glass 3, so the V9 should also come with Gorilla Glass on top.

The Honor V9 comes with a large battery as well, a 4000mAh capacity one that will ensure that the phone lasts an entire day easily. The previous generation V8 had a 3500mAh one, so this is definitely a great upgrade. As for software, the phone runs on Android 7 Nougat based on EMUI 5.0. The phone also seems to carry forward some of the features first revealed on the Huawei Honor Magic smartphone last year.

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Now, coming to the most important part of the phone, the Honor V9 features the third generation 12MP f/2.2 dual camera setup which helps take photos with bokeh effect, excellent low light images, and richer images, thanks to the improved black and white sensor which takes up to 3 times more light.

Huawei is also marketing the honor V9 as the first 3D modeling smartphone. The dual cameras setup along with the help of laser focus at the back is capable of capturing 3D creative photos and using this, you can take 3D print outs too.

The Huawei Honor V9 starts at 2599 Yuan ($377) for the 4GB + 64GB, 2999 Yuan ($436) for the 6GB + 64GB  version and 3499 Yuan ($508) for the 6GB + 128GB version.

The phone goes on sale on February 28 at 10:00 AM.

Full Honor V9 Specs HERE.



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Buy Chuwi Surbook

    F/2.2?..should have been minimum f/1.9 or lower for 2017 flagship…

  • jef

    The Honor 8 is one of the best phones I’ve owned (Nexus 5 still #1). The Honor 9 size at 6.18″ is a dealbreaker. Why Huawei? At least make a human-size variant.

    • balcobomber25

      This isn’t the Honor 9, it’s the Honor V9. The Honor 9 will be a 5.2 inch (guess) device based on the Huawei P10 and should launch this summer. Huawei has two “flagship” Honor devices, the regular (#) version, based on the P line and the V (phablet) based on the Mate line.

      • jef

        Oh cool. Fingers crossed. Thanks.

        • balcobomber25

          The P10 will be released in the coming weeks, the Honor 9 will be basically the same phone with some minor tweaks and will be released around August.

  • balcobomber25

    If this has an official US launch I could be very interested.

  • Fendi

    Hopefully huawei makes honor v9 max or v9 note as 6’2 or 6’3 or 6’4 inc soon

  • Gaba Khan

    I have honor 8 love it’s design and mostly its size .. Like the thin design of v9 and its back which is I think made of aluminum but it’s big size is totally a deal breaker… Plz plz Huawei your phones r too good so plz release honor 9 as thin as honor v9 but with 4000mah battery and plz don’t make large phone more than 5.5″ even its towards too large the best ll be 5.2…or 5.3… Love you huawei

  • Gaba Khan

    When I see some one demanding for big phones beyond even 6″… My eyes pop up what the f… they need phone or bricks