Honor V9 is likely heading to Europe next month as the Honor 8 Pro

Honor V9 is likely heading to Europe next month as the Honor 8 Pro
Honor - Huawei's sub-brand of premium, affordable smartphones - has just sent out press invitations for a smartphone launch that's set to take place on April 7. As awesome as it would be to have another brand new smartphone launch, Honor will likely take the stage this time to announce a global/European release for the V9 - the company's latest flagship that was announced in China in late February.

The press invite doesn't exactly mention which phone Honor will be announcing, but previous rumors have suggested that the company would soon be taking the V9 out of its home turf in China and release it internationally as the Honor 8 Pro.  The handset didn't make an appearance at this year's Mobile World Congress like we were initially expecting, but based off of what we've seen so far from the V9's announcement, the Honor 8 Pro could be one of the nicest devices that Honor has released to date.

Honor phones have always managed to strike a nice balance between specs and price, and this seems to be quite prevalent with the Honor 8 Pro. The 5.7-inch LCD screen features a sharp QHD resolution, Huawei's Kirin 960 processor should provide for more than enough power, and a choice of either 4 or 6GB of RAM means that you'll be able to multi-task with ease.

A dual-camera system is once again alive and well on the Honor V9/8 Pro, and along with being able to capture high-resolution images with the two 12MP sensors, Honor's included some fancy new tech that allows you to create 3D models with the camera setup and then print it if you happen to own a 3D printer. Round all of this out with a 4,000 mAh battery, 64 or 128GB of expandable storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat, and we're dealing with a seriously impressive device.

We're expecting the Honor 8 Pro to be available in gold, blue, and black color options, and although pricing details haven't been announced for the global variants, expect it to line up with China's pricing - around $377 for 4GB RAM/64GB of storage, $436 for 6GB RAM/64GB of storage, and $508 for 6GB RAM/128GB of storage.

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8 Pro
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(30h 3G talk time)



1. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Huawei's true flagship imo (till the next mate series) and somewhat 2017's best phone so far.

2. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Yep surely getting this over the gs8

3. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Mee too. But will depend on S8 price

4. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Same, also if this has a good camera that is close to the one on the s8

5. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

A contender that has a price to beat the S8? Sign me up, Honor!

6. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Tbh i would so get this phone but just cause i care about the camera i might just get the galaxy s8

7. KingSam

Posts: 1492; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

$377 will line up with the $400 honor 8. This would be a steal!

8. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Naah the QHD resolution is way to much for that SoC. It would be much better with perhaps a smaller screen and FHD. I'd rather have more fps in games and smoother video-playback then more pixels of which I can't see the difference between FDH and QHD anyway. Do these companies even KNOW that eyesight deteriorates with ages? Do those idiots even KNOW how many people need glasses and contact-lenses?

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