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 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Huawei Emotion UI


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