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Huawei Honor 9 Release Was Delayed By A Month To Ensure Adequate Stock

by Zhen Wan 3

Huawei’s Honor 9 has officially been released in China and judging from the immediate specs, we are looking at a fit contender to Xiaomi’s Mi 6.Honor 9

Spokesperson Hu Ge stated that Zhao Ming, President of Huawei Honor brand, has responded to the feedback on previous launches of Honor models; reassuring there is a sufficient amount of stock to meet consumer demand.

According to NetEase’s reports, the Honor 9 release conference was postponed for one month to assure consumers that there was an adequate supply of devices available after the announcement.

Other smartphones have suffered from the demand for new 2017 Snapdragon 835 devices. Mi 6, and other expected smartphones, powered by the Snapdragon 835 and equipped UFS Storage, have been affected by stock shortages due to the tight supply chain distributing to the manufacturing of the Samsung S8.

RELATED: The Honor 9 is Official: 3D Glass Back, Kirin 960, Hi-Fi Audio & Dual Cameras

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The Honor 9 seems to be unlikely to be affected due to being powered by Huawei’s in-house CPU Chipset, Kirin 960; found in last year’s flagship models such as the Mate 9. This is expected due to reports of stable, consistent production and high successful yields.

Making the Honor 9 a very attractive rival to the Mi 6, this including the included 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSD expansion, and dual camera setup. The likely swing factors being a choice between UIs and the market prices.

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The Honor 9 release will be in Sea Blue, Amber Gold, Black and a new Seagull Gray color. Pre-orders start on 13th, ending 15th and official sales in June. For more details, click here.

Is the Honor 9 a perfect contender to the Mi 6? Which one is better? Share your thoughts and comments below.

 

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  • G’n’T

    I really like this phone a lot more than the Mi6 but one point of concern. I wonder if it will have the same storage issues suffered by the Huawei P10 with its different storage types across the same phone? Nothing has been mentioned about this so far..

    It would also be nice to know how to purchase this phone outside of China..

    • Zhen

      From what we know, last year’s Honor 8 had eMMC whilst the Honor 8 Pro has UFS 2.1; so take that as you will. We should be obtaining a Honor 9 for review soon, so stayed tuned ^_^

      • G’n’T

        Awesome thanks Zhen. Looking forward to the review.

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