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Honor 9 India Launch Expected on Thursday


Huawei’s Honor brand is set to launch its new Honor 9 smartphone in India this week. The news was confirmed by the company’s official Twitter handle while replying a user on the micro-blogging site. Alongside, Flipkart has announced it will be exclusive launch partner for a new Honor phone However, its announcement did not name the phone.

“We are glad to inform you that launch event for Honor 9 will be held on 05 Oct 2017. Kindly stay tuned for more updates. Thanks!” the company said in a Twitter reply.

To recall, Honor 9 smartphone was unveiled in China earlier this year. The Honor 9 was launched in China in three variants: 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 22,000), 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,000), and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 28,500). We will have to wait till Thursday to see whether all three versions are unveiled in India.

Alongside Honor 9, the company had also introduced Honor Pay payment solution in China. There’s no word whether the handset will support the feature in India.

One of the biggest attractions of the new Honor 9 is its dual camera at the back. It sports 20-megapixel sensor (for monochrome) alongside a 12-megapixel sensor (for RGB) with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and two-tone LED flash. There’s also an 8-megapixel front camera on board. The rear camera supports 4K video recording while the front camera supports up to full-HD video recording.

For specifications, the Honor 9 packs a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS display with 428ppi pixel density. The smartphone is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 960 processor with four cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four additional cores at 1.8GHz. The dual-SIM Honor 9 supports both Nano-SIMs and runs on Huawei EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone includes hybrid SIM slot and supports external storage via microSD card (up to 256GB). It packs a 3200mAh non-removable battery and comes with a USB Type-C port. It measures 147.3×70.9×7.45mm and weighs 155 grams. Connectivity options on the device include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G, 4G with VoLTE, and GPRS/ EDGE. The Honor 9 will be available in Amber Gold, Black, and Blue colours.

As for the Flipkart announcement, the company doesn’t confirm the name of the phone, and hints the smartphone will sport both front and rear dual camera setups. We’ll have to wait and see.

“Buoyed by the phenomenal success of Honor 6X and Honor 8 Pro which debuted on Flipkart during The Big Billion Days, Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand has now decided to make the upcoming new launch exclusive to Flipkart. The phone is believed to have a dual front and dual rear cameras although more details on specifications and the price will be revealed on 5th October at the launch event organized by Huawei,” the Flipkart announcement reads.