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Honor announced V9 and Honor 8 Youth Edition in China with a release from Feb 28

21 February 2017 6

As reported earlier, the tech giant Huawei's subsidiary brand Honor will be unveiling a couple of new smartphones in China. The devices are Honor V9 and Honor 8 Youth Edition/ Honor 8 Lite. The Honor V9 is company's first true flagship smartphone for this year whereas the second device aims for mid-ranger buyers.

The Honor V9 is packed with a 5.7-inch display of quad HD screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The Huawei's own built Octa-core Kirin 960 SoC is powering the smartphone clocking at 2.4GHz. The Mali M71 GPU is on board as graphics processing unit. The device is unveiled in three variants based on internal storage. The base variant internal storage is 64GB with 4GB RAM, the second variant internal storage is 6GB with 64GB storage whereas the top of the line variant packed with 6GB RAM and 128GB memory. Those who wants to expand memory, they can expand 128GB more using external MicroSD cards.

The rear-side is adorned with a dual camera setup of 12MP and 2MP for high-quality snaps whereas the front facing snapper is packed with 8MP snapper for perfect video chats and selfies. The fingerprint scanner is also placed on the rear side below the camera sensor. A 4,000mAh battery cell is on board to make sure device lights remain on for a longer period. The latest Android Nougat 7.0 with EMUI 5.0 customized layer is pre-installed as OS. The device dimensions are 157 × 77.5 × 6.97mm and it weighs 184g. As far as colors is a concern, it will be available in Black, Red, Blue, and Gold color options.

The V9 base variant with 4+64GB can be grabbed for 2,599 Yuan, the second variant with 6+64GB memory can be purchased for 2,999 Yuan. Last but not the least the top of the line variant with 6+128GB will cost 3,499 Yuan. The device is up for pre-order from today with a release from Feb 28. It is important to mention that V9 is for the Chinese market only whereas the international variant of this device announcement is expected to be announced as Honor 8 Pro at the MWC 2017.

The Honor 8 Youth Edition Aka Honor 8 Lite is featuring a 5.2-inch display with full HD screen resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels. The Octa-core Kirin 655 is powering the device with 3/4GB RAM. In terms of internal storage, there are three variants with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage. Its internal storage is also expandable using MicroSD card. The fingerprint scanner of this device is also placed on the rear side. As OS, the Android Nougat is pre-installed with EMUI 5.0 layer.

A 3,000mAh battery is on board. On the rear side, the camera snapper is of 12MP with a wide angle aperture of f/2.2 whereas the front facing side is 8MP. These smartphone dimensions are 147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6 mm and it weighs 147g. It can be grabbed in four different color variants including Midnight Black, Pearl White, Sea Blue, and Streamer Gold.

The Honor 8 Lite base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage can be grabbed for 1099 Yuan only, the second variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage costs 1,399 Yuan. Last but not the least we do have the model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, you can purchase it after paying 1,599 Yuan only. The Honor 8 Lite can be pre-ordered today and it will be released on Feb 28th. Stay tuned for the latest tech info.
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Honor announce V8 and Honor 8 Youth Edition in China with a release from Feb 28
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I guess, 6GB of RAM with 64GB of space would be a tad too much. Instead, I'd go with the 6GB-128GB combination. The RAM is the same, so why not take advantage of the higher storage.


In the title, there's V8 and Honor 8 Youth Edition and in the first paragraph, there's Honor V9 and Honor 8 Youth Edition/ Honor 8 Lite. So, are we looking forward to the V8 or V9. I mean, is it a typo between 8 and 9?


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