Huawei launched the dual camera Honor V9 as a China exclusive back in February. Two months later, the V9 was internationally released as the Honor 8 Pro. So you should understand why we were surprised when we came across these images said to be of the Honor 9.
The images were posted on Weibo by @ichangezone and show a phone that looks like a cross between the Honor 8 and the just released Xiaomi Mi 6. The favorite features from the Honor 8 have been transferred to the Honor 9. The dual rear cameras along with the laser focus module and LED flash are positioned in the exact same place and the reflective glass back is still present too.
The major change is in the fingerprint scanner which has been moved from the back to the front. It also doubles as a home button and sits where the “Honor” name used to be on the Honor 8.
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At the moment, we will advice you take this news with a pinch of salt. The images are just renders and it is hard to think of new features for the phone. The Kirin 960 is still the latest chip from Huawei and that is already in the Honor 8 Pro. It also doesn’t make sense to release the Honor 9 anytime soon as that will probably affect the sales of the Honor 8 Pro.