Huawei has officially unveiled the new Honor V9 smartphone. Somewhat of an upgrade to the Honor 8, the Honor V9 features all-metal build finished in more flamboyant colours as red and blue. The USP here remains the dual-rear camera setup, which Huawei has been teasing for a while. It uses two 12MP cameras with f/2.2 aperture lenses. One camera shoots only in monochrome and the other captures colour data, a setup similar to the Huawei P9.
The dual-camera setup is aided by laser-assisted autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash, and can shoot videos in 4K. On the front, there is an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture with 1080p video shooting support. There is a 5.7-inch LTPS LCD QHD display, all of which is powered by Huawei's custom Kirin 960 SoC (first introduced with the Huawei Mate 9). The Honor V9 houses 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB native storage and a 4000mAh battery.
There is also a rear fingerprint scanner, and the phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI 5.0. The Honor V9 is priced at CNY 2,999 (Rs. 29,200 approximately), and will go on sale in China from February 28. The device is likely to make its global debut as Honor 8 Pro at MWC 2017, later this month.