Honor has had a busy 2017 so far, even though it may not seem like it in the US. In February, the Honor V9 was made official for China, followed by the Honor 8 Pro in April. This week, Honor has announced the highly anticipated Honor 9, but just like those other Honor devices mentioned, no US availability has been detailed.
For specs, the Honor 9 matches up closely with what previous reports detailed. It features a 5.15″ FHD display, multiple storage options that will affect the onboard RAM size, dual rear-facing cameras (12MP RGB + 20MP monochrome), 3200mAh battery, microSD support, fingerprint reader, Kirin 960 processor, NFC, headphone jack, and EMUI 5.1 running atop Android “Nougat.”
For pricing, Honor is again proving that it can deliver solid hardware and specs for an affordable price, with the Honor 9 starting at ¥2,299 ($340), then the top tier model (6GB RAM + 128GB storage) going for ¥2,999 ($440). That’s pretty darn good.
If you’re in the US or somewhere other than China and were looking forward to potentially picking up a Honor 9, you’ll have to remain patient. We should know more about global availability in the coming weeks, fingers crossed.