Last year, Huawei's Honor brand launched a new flagship-class handset, offering high-end specs at a relatively low price. The Honor 8 was rather good, earning a high score in our review, thanks to its excellent build quality, stylish design, and impressive battery life.
Today, the company launched the Honor 9 in Europe, building on the successful formula of its predecessor. Like the last model, the Honor 9 offers a blend of attractive design and premium specs, including a dual-lens camera promising superlative low-light performance.
"With the new Honor 9, we take manufacturing excellence to the next level", said Eva Wimmers, President of Honor Western Europe. "Honor 9 does not only stand out through its elegant 3D curved glass back design, it also incorporates the newest camera features, easy to use for any proficiency level, and market-leading smartphone technologies - we build technology for people."
The Honor 9's key specs include:
- 5.15-inch LCD with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution
- Octa-core Kirin 960 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 256GB)
- 20MP + 12MP dual-lens rear camera
- 8MP front-facing camera
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Dual SIM support
- USB 2.0 Type-C port
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, hall sensor
- 3200mAh battery
The Honor 9 is available to purchase in the UK for £379.99, and in several European markets - including France, Germany and Spain - for €429.90. In all of those launch markets, the Honor 9 is available with a free Honor Band 3 wearable device, while stocks last.