Huawei’s New Honor 9 Is A Beast

Pity it won’t be arriving in our shores anytime soon

While Huawei’s internet sales only Honor line is no longer officially in the Philippines, it’s still pumping out drool-worthy, bang-for-the-buck smartphones in the other countries it still operates in. The newest darling of the sub-brand, the Honor 9 is its best yet, equipped with hardware that’s roughly equivalent to P10.

Honor 9 specs

  • 2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor
  • Mali G71 MP8 GPU
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 5.15-inch full HD LTPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 64GB/128GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 12-megapixel main color sensor plus 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, PDAF, laser AF, dual LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, NFC, HiFi Audio
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
  • 3,200mAh battery

Specifically we’re talking about a HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor, 4GB/6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of storage along with a 20-megapixel monochrome and 12-megapixel RGB rear camera with PDAF, laser AF and dual-LED flash.

The phone also gets a gorgeous, metal and glass body, 5.15-inch full HD LTPS display, 3,200mAh battery, Android Nougat and EMUI 5.1.

The new phone will retail for RMB 2,299 (Php 16.7K) for the 4GB/64GB variant, RMB 2,699 (Php 19.6K) for the 6GB/64GB variant and RMB 2,999 (Php 21.8K) for the 6GB/128GB variant. Sales will start June 16 in China.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. 3k battery? nah thnx, mas mabuti pang quadcore-6core lng, 3gb ang ram basta 5k+ ang battery, kailan kayo matututo? 2025? hahahahahahahaha!

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