Honor 9 launches in Europe, priced at €430 / £380, including free Band 3

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
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM support
  • USB 2.0 Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, hall sensor
  • 3200mAh battery
  • 155g

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.

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