Honor has shipped 1 million Honor 9 units globally

Honor has shipped 1 million Honor 9 units globally
Honor is one of those brands that originated from China, but its main focus is outside its home country. And while it may be fairly unknown to consumers in the US, it does have a somewhat solid foothold in Europe. The brand is known for its affordable flagship-speced devices, and pretty good build quality.

This holds true with its newest flagship too – the Honor 9. The phone features a stunning design, complete with high-end hardware and a dual-camera setup, yet its suggested retail price is only €450 ($512). While it's completely capable of rivaling a lot of flagship devices out there, it sells for almost half as less.

This is probably why it is enjoying pretty good reception by the general public, and Honor yesterday announced that it has shipped over 1 million Honor 9 units, less than a month after launching the headset. While that number might seem relatively low, compared to the five million the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ sold in their first weeks, it's a major success for Honor.


According to IDC, Huawei, Honor's parent company, held just 10% of the global smartphone market in Q1 of this year, and that included both Honor and Huawei-branded devices. Samsung, on the other hand, took the lion's share with 23.3%. The stark difference in global market share is illustration enough for the differences between the two companies.

While we have yet to review the Honor 9, we're confident it will be a pretty solid device if it's anything like its predecessor. So, we can only applaud Honor on its achievement and hope the company keeps growing.

source: Honor, IDC

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6 Comments

1. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Which is better the honor 9, the mate 9 or the p10 and how many flagships does Huawei have

2. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Well, Huawei's flagship is Mate 9. P10 as high-end (Like the Note series). While Honor is different. I have difficulty to explain it. I'm outbof words.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Mate 9 is larger version of p10. Nothing else different besides that. Honor 9 is budget version of p10. Almost same specs except non leica branded camera and app, p10 uses neo Ltps screen with darker blacks, honor 9 has capacitive buttons. Huawei flagship are the mate and p series. Honor series are sub brand that focuses on online sales and budget pricing.

4. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The camera sensors on the P10 are different to that of the Mate 9. Wider aperture, and much fast focus. If you want to get a Huawei, either get the Mate 9 Pro, or the P10 Plus.

5. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You mean P10 plus lens are different to Mate 9. Because p10 lens is same as Mate 9.

6. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My bad, that's correct. Altho even with the same setup, the P10 have a faster focus speed than the Mate 9.

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