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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