Huawei Honor V9 goes official

Huawei Honor V9

The Honor V9 has officially been launched at an event in China, boasting of a 12MP dual rear camera arrangement not unlike the phones which came before it. Huawei’s got some interesting tricks up its sleeve for the handset, claiming that the smartphone is the first in the world to do 3D modeling and is capable of capturing 3D photos.

What exactly this means isn’t clear as yet. One 12MP lens features a monochrome sensor, while the other captures color. The former has apparently been updated to absorb 3 times more light than before. The Honor V9’s photography module additionally features 4K video recording skills, LED flash, laser autofocus, and an f/2.2 aperture.

There’s also an 8MP selfie shooter blessed with an f/2.0 aperture. Other highlights of the Huawei offering include its top-of-the-line Kirin 960 processor, the same one powering the Mate 9, and massive 5.7-inch screen which features a QHD resolution and pixel density of 515ppi.

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The Honor V9 comes in 3 different iterations. The basic one packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM for CNY 2599 (roughly $377 or Rs 25300). The next contains 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM at CNY 2999 (approx $436 or Rs 29200). The most expensive of the lot carries 6GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM and is priced at CNY 3499 (about $508 or Rs 34000).

A quick summary of the Huawei Honor V9’s specifications:

– Display: 5.7-inch LTPS, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5
– Storage: 64GB/128GB, expandable
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– CPU: octa-core Kirin 960
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 4000mAh
– Weight: 184g
– Size: 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C

Rumor has it that Huawei will be unveiling the Honor V9 as the Honor 8 Pro for international markets. It might show off the smartphone at the MWC 2017 on February 26.