The Huawei Honor V9 is placed between the mid-range Honor series and high-end P and Mate series. It comes with a 5.7-inch 2K screen protected with Gorilla Glass, Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core chip, 6GB of RAM, 64GB / 128GB ROM options, third generation 12MP f/2.2 dual camera, 4000mAh capacity keeping the phone alive about a day, Android 7.0, and EMUI 5.0. Other than that, Huawei is also promoting this handset as the first 3D modeling smartphone. This means you can use the dual cameras setup along with the help of laser focus at the back to capture 3D creative photos print out them as well.
The design is another selling point of this flagship. It comes with curved edges. It’s also very thin at 6.97mm only. It is available in blue, black, gold, and bright red. I guess the latter is going to beat the Oppo R9S.
Finally, the phone comes with a makeshift VR Glasses. The box already has cut-outs for the eyes and nose. So you can attach the lens and enjoy a VR experience. As you guess, the Honor V9 is VR ready. However, no accessory information has been disclosed.
The Huawei V9 pricing starts at 2599 Yuan ($377) for the 4GB + 64GB, 2999 Yuan ($436) for the 6GB + 64GB version and 3499 Yuan ($508) for the 6GB + 128GB version. It will be available on February 28 at 10:00 AM on the 28th from Amazon.cn, JD.com, and Tmall.com.
As for the mid-range Huawei Honor 8 Lite, it sports a 12-layer mirror coating to make it look premium, 5.2-inch 1080p display, Kirin 655 processor, 3GB / 4GB RAM, 32Gb / 64GB ROM, 12MP f/2.2 aperture camera, 8MP front camera (it uses the light from the LCD to light up your selfies even under low light conditions.), 3000mAh battery, and Android 7 Nougat based on EMUI 5.0. This phone is available in midnight Black, Streamer Gold, Sea Blue and Pearl White. The Honor 8 Lite starts at 1099 Yuan ($160) for 3GB + 32GB, 1399 yuan ($203) for 4GB + 32GB and 1599 Yuan ($232) for 4GB + 64GB.