Honor V9 officially announced: QHD display, 6GB RAM, 3D-modeling cameras and more


Right on cue, the Honor V9 has been officially unveiled in China. For fans of higher-end handsets, the new phablet looks nicely stacked, and you can catch all of the key details below. 

For starters, the Honor V9 is armed with the HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, which is accompanied by Mali-G71 graphics. Manufactured by honor's parent company Huawei, it's the same octa-core chipset found within the Huawei Mate 9 which, as we noted in our review, is plenty powerful enough. Also on offer is a choice or 4 or 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM dependent on configuration, and 64 or 128 GB of expandable storage. 

The display is a 5.7-inch TFT LCD effort boasting a QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution. Also adorning the front of the device is an 8-megapixel selfie camera, while the dual 12-megapixel main shooters tout f /2.2 aperture and dual-LED flash. Indeed, the rear camera ensemble sounds rather fanciful, and notably includes a laser focus feature enabling 3D modeling. Honor touts the V9 as the world's first 3D modeling smartphone, and offering users a chance to 3D-print stuff they've captured could be a very interesting selling point. With companies now venturing further left-field with quirky features to entice consumers, though, we'll reserve our excitement until we've seen the V9's 3D capabilities firsthand. 

The Honor V9 gets a sizable 4000 mAh battery, which is the same capacity as the Mate 9's juice pack. We managed to get 12 hours' non-stop usage out of the Mate 9 in our battery benchmarks, which saw it comfortably outlast the iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 edge. While the Honor V9's QHD resolution display is likely to eke away battery at a quicker rate than the FHD Mate 9, their comparable specs and Huawei association should ensure that the Honor V9 gets a decent innings. 

Clearing up some of the smaller matters, the dual-SIM device includes a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C and of course, LTE. Measuring in at 157 x 77.5 x 6.97 mm and weighing 184 grams, the Honor V9 ships with Huawei's EMUI 5.0 atop the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware.

There's a 4 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM model for 2599 Yuan ($377), a 6 GB / 64 GB variant at 2999 Yuan ($436), and a top-tier 6 GB / 128 GB version for 3499 Yuan ($508). Available in Gold, Red, Black and Blue, the Honor V9 hits the retail market (in China) on February 28 at 10:00 AM.

Should the device make it to your local stores, would you consider picking it up? Take a look through the gallery and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below. 

source: India Today

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31 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Sweet jesus!!! Monster

2. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I do like this phone. It's the only dual camera setup I like.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

However, what will be stupid is reserving these selling points for niche devices like this instead of pulling all the stops in just one mainstream flagsip handset. Imagine this dual 3d cameras of the v9, the crazy fps of the honor 8, the monster battery of the mate 9, the hype of the p-series, and the jaw dropping design with the mesmerising AI intelligence of the honor magic in just one flagship huawei smartphone.

4. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Not really. This phone is clearly made for the Chinese market where people are mostly shifting towards mid-end phones with the most bang for buck.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, i'd like to know whats remotely mid-end about the v9. Its probably the most specced single phone on the planet today. Btw, what stops them from releasing its equivalent for the global market? It shouldn't be that complicated should it?

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

if they want to release it globaly. marketing is not easy for huawei, you need recognised brand first for it to work. samsung big marketing is only work because their brand are known, distributors want to sell them and people willing to buy their phone.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, you'd have to translate everything in the OS to English and other languages which takes $$$. Also, it might be a supply issue considering they are using in house chips. It's very unlikely that they have anywhere near the manufacturing capacity of qualcomm or Samsung for chip manufacturing. At least not yet.

29. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sorry misread it as having the Kirin 950 chip. The phone does look promising. Design actually looks moreover stylish than the P10.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It may be a med-end phone but it's on the high end of a med-end phone. I would forsure consider it for a backup phone.

15. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Well, rumours suggest that global version will be named HONOR 8 PRO to be announced at MWC. lets see

7. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, on a second thought, this is probably that phone. Just realizing that its capable of everything i mentioned above. All i need now is its availability outside china.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Anyway, here to hoping thd huawei p10 steals the show at mwc. Especially with some of the most mediocre efforts coming from lg, sammy, nokia, sony in the first half of 2017.

30. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sorry but you are making assumptions like I was. Perhaps you should wait until the products are announced before claiming competing products are "lackluster"?

9. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Now if they can bring a version of this over to the USA, and including the same monochrome and RGB camera sensors that were on the Honor 8, I'll be a prospective customer.

11. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It will be launched at mwc on february 28 under the honor 8 pro moniker. This will be an exact replica (in design and specs) for the US and the international markets.

14. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Really? =O That's what I've been hearing, but I wasn't sure if that actually held any weight.

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Jerking off at specs is sooooo 2016 No, actually it's so 2013

12. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

True that. But u cant deny the greatness of this phone though. 4,000mah battery, 3d dual cameras, 6gigs ram, 128g storage, ir blaster, 3.5mm jack, metal, fps customization, AI, 5.7" qhd screen, rear fps all in a 6.9mm body. And im not even putting price into factor.

16. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I'd like to see all the new devices come with this camera configuration if it can do 3D scanning. I also hope it allows for some high quality supersampling with HDR. I much prefer this to a zoom. The bar is set GS8.

18. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Agreed!

17. RasacL

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

4000mAH with 6.97mm is a great thing to achieve. No mobile with a battery that big is less than 7.5mm I think

19. dnomadic

Posts: 445; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If the US Price for the 64gb version is $349, then I am definitely done with carrier phones (G6, S8, HTC?? and the likes). The Honor 8 was a good, borderline great phone... This phones is shaping up to be an outright beast. Makes you wonder why so many people buy Samusung/Apple at their outlandish prices... Hmm? Baa Baa

21. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Mate. Spot on. I am actually wondering why would i not buy this phone. Look at the specs and look at the price. Damn i am having it soon

20. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

I just found my favorite already. COME TO ME.

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

3D modeling camera eh? I wonder how that performs

23. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

It's no Zenfone AR, but I like to see how the V9 performs.

24. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

local store in China, just right next to my office in Zurich..

26. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I'm so tired of these 5"+ screen size models. There are tons of them on the market looking almost the same and very limited choice for those who need below 5" screen device. No wonder that they go for regular sized iPhone.

27. SyCo87

Posts: 326; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Better speaker and audio out?....

28. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Does it support project tango?

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