Huawei Honor 9 officially launched along with Huawei Pay


Huawei has launched the successor to its current flagship Honor 8 to China, Honor 9. It was its official release and was paired with the release of Huawei Pay, Huawei’s own payment solution that runs on NFC.

The new flagship comes with Huawei’s own Kirin 960 processor with four cores clocked at 2.4GHz and the other four at 1.8GHz. Three variants of the device include 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage, 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage. The device runs on a forked version of  Android Nougat 7.1.1, EMUI 5.1.

The mobile has a 5.15-inch full HD display. For the shutterbugs, it has dual back camera 12MP+20MP capable of recording 4K videos. The 12MP camera has RGB sensor whereas 20MP camera has monochrome one. It also includes a dual tone LED flash for better lighting in low light areas. In the front, there’s an 8MP camera.

The smartphone is powered by 3200mAh battery that supports USB Type-C charging port. It comes in three colors, Amber Gold, Black, and Blue. The cheapest variant of Honor 9 is priced at around $340 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, the one with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will be available for $400, and the last one will cost you $440 for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The devices will be put up on sale on June 16 in the Chinese market through online retailers.