Huawei’s online-exclusive sub-brand, Honor, has launched its newest offerings in the company’s native land China. The devices in question: the Honor V9 (which is also its first true flagship) and the Honor V8 Youth Edition (a mid-range phone which was brought out in Finland as Honor 8 Lite not too long ago).
The Honor V9 is the successor to the hugely popular Honor V8 smartphone and is also likely to be showcased in all its glory at the MWC next week.
The V9 features a 5.7-inch QHD display and has a 2.4 GHz Hi-Silicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor (made by the company only) alongside a Mali G71MP8 GPU.
The phone comes in three variants differing on the storage space and the RAM they tag along with themselves. The first variant features a 4GB RAM with a 64GB primary memory while the other two have a 6GB RAM with 64GB and 128GB storage capacities respectively.
Given Honor’s affinity towards dual-camera toting phones, the V9 has also been given the go-ahead for the same and features two 12MP sensors at the back. The rear camera unit is similar to those that the Honor 8 and the Honor V8 came along with, but seems to have gone a notch further as it is capable of capturing a 3D model of a subject.
On the front, the phone has an 8MP selfie snapper. The phone packs a 4,000mAh battery and runs Android Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 OS out of the box. Furthermore, the Honor V9 is available in a couple of color variants, such as Black, Gold, Blue and Red.
The Honor V8 Youth Edition (or Honor 8 Lite), on the other hand, is a mid-range phone that can be considered as a stripped-down version of the Honor V8.
Toting a 5.2-inch full HD display, the phone runs on the same software as the V9. Featuring a 3,000mAh battery to keep the things afloat, the V8 Youth Edition comes ion three variants depending upon the RAM and ROM, similar to the Honor V9.
The first variant features a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM while the both the others have a 4GB RAM and a 32GB RAM as well as 64GB RAM respectively.
On the optics front, the phone has a 12MP rear camera (f/2.2 aperture) and an 8MP front-facing one, for photography.
Both the smartphones are available fro pre-order as of now and would become available for buying starting February 28th.
The Honor V9 would be available for 2599 Yuan (Rs 25,293/$378 approx.) for the for the 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM variant and 2999 Yuan (Rs 29,186/$435 approx.) and 3499 Yuan (Rs 34,053/$508 approx.) for the 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM variants respectively.
The mid-range V8 Youth Edition will sell at a price of 1099 Yuan (Rs 10,360/$160 approx.) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage, 1399 Yuan (Rs 13,616/$203 approx.) for 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 1599 Yuan (Rs 15,563/$232 approx.) for 4GB RAM/128GB storage variants.
Huawei Honor V9 and Honor V8 Youth Edition Specifications
|Model||Huawei Honor V9||Huawei Honor V8 Youth Edition|
|Display||5.7-Inch, QHD IPS LCD||5.2-inch, full HD IPS LCD|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Octa-Core Kirin 960 Processor||Octa-core Kirin 655 Processor|
|Software||Android Nougat 7.0-based EMUI 5.0||Android Nougat 7.0-based EMUI 5.0|
|Primary Camera||12MP + 12MP rear camera||12MP rear camera, f/2.2 aperture|
|Secondary Camera||8MP selfie camera||8MP selfie camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||157 × 77.5 × 6.97mm and 184 Grams||147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6 mm and 147 Grams|
|Others||4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm|
|Price||Approx. Rs 25,293 (4GB RAM, 64GB ROM)
Approx. Rs 29,186 (6GB RAM, 64GB ROM)
Approx. Rs 34,053 (6GB RAM, 128GB ROM)
|Approx. Rs 10,360 (3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)
Approx. Rs 13,616 (4GB RAM, 32GB ROM)
Approx. Rs 15,563 (4GB RAM, 64GB ROM)