The Honor V9 will be announced on February 21st, the company just confirmed. Honor released this info through their official Weibo (Chinese social network) page, and the event will be held in Beijing. As you can see, the company’s teaser image for this launch event is rather odd, as it features a swimmer and swimming on it, could this suggest that the Honor V9 will be water proof or water resistant maybe? Well, it’s possible. The Honor V9 is a direct successor to the Honor V8 which was announced back in May last year, and the phone already got certified by TENAA. Thanks to that listing, we not only know how will this phone look like, but are quite familiar with its specifications as well.
The Honor V9 is a metal-clad smartphone which will ship with a dual camera setup on the back, and next to those cameras, you’ll notice the LED flash. This handset will also come with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and it will rely on on-screen buttons, as it does not have a dedicated physical home key or anything of the sort. All the physical buttons are placed on the right-hand side of this smartphone, as you can see in the provided image. The company’s branding is present on both the front and back side of this smartphone, and you’ll also notice that the device’s SIM tray is located on the left. This will be a rather large smartphone, according to TENAA, it will launch with a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display. This handset will sport 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of expandable native storage. The device will be fueled by the Kirin 960 64-bit octa-core processor, along with the Mali G71 octa-core GPU for graphics. Two 12-megapixel cameras will be placed on the back of this smartphone, and an 8-megapixel shooter will be included on the device’s front side. A 3,900mAh non-removable battery will also be a part of this package, and fast charging will be available as well, of course.
Android 7.0 Nougat will come pre-installed on the Honor V9, along with Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) 5.0. There are two SIM card slots included here, and you will get 4G LTE connectivity as well, of course. This handset will measure 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm, while it will weigh 184 grams. The Honor V9 is expected to land in Silver, Gold and Rose Gold color variants, and rumors are saying it will cost 2,299 Yuan ($334), well, the phone’s base model will.