Huawei Honor V9 could be launched as the Honor 8 Pro outside China


Huawei sub-brand Honor is set to launch the Honor V9 in China tomorrow as the latest addition to the company’s high-end smartphone lineup. The V9 will offer features like 6GB of RAMand a dual camera setup, and according to a report from Russian website Hi-Tech@Mail.ru , the V9 will be rebranded as the Honor 8 Pro for markets outside China. The Honor 8 Pro should be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress next week, where Huawei is also expected to officially announce the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus.

With the Honor 8 being one of the best devices to have come out of Huawei’s stable, the Honor 8 Pro is likely to further enhance the experience. The device will certainly pack a few higher-end specifications, including a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) display and possibly the Kirin 960 chipset clocked at 2.4 GHz (the Honor 8 is powered by a Kirin 950). The battery size is set to go up to 3,900 mAh, which should be able to power the device through a day of heavy usage with ease.

Huawei’s love for dual rear cameras is expected to be extended to the Honor 8 Pro, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor accompanied by a 2-megapixel sensor. The front camera should be an 8-megapixel unit. Storage options on the phone would be 64GB and 128GB, with the former sporting 4GB of RAM and the latter going up to 6GB of RAM. There is a rear-facing fingerprint sensor on board, and the phone is said to run Android 7.0 with Huawei’s EMUI 5.0 skin on top.

The Honor 8 Pro is rumored to go on sale in late March at an unknown price. Should the phone launch in India, we can expect it to be priced in the vicinity of the OnePlus 3T, although nothing is certain at this point. The MWC unveiling should offer more details on the Honor 8 Pro’s availability and pricing.

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