Huawei Honor 9 hands on, with a 3D curved back glass

10 months ago

Huawei Honor already released the Honor 9 smartphone early this month. The Honor 9 has been launched in three variants: 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage, 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage. And the new model has retained the basic design and features of the Honor 8 and added a few extra elements to make it a bit special.

The Honor 9 packs a 5.15-inch full-HD 1920×1080 pixels display with 428ppi pixel density. The smartphone is powered by Huawei Kirin 960 processor. The EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7 running on the Honor 9 is snappy, without any lag. The Honor 9 packs a 3200mAh non-removable battery and comes with a USB Type-C port. The phone has similar dimensions as the Honor 8 — 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm and it still is lightweight at 155 grams. The curved back helps in the ergonomics and the 5.15-inch compact display ensures that it’ll be easy to use the phone one handed.

The Honor 9 comes with a 3D curved back made out of glass. The frame is made out of metal to keep the phone sturdy. One of the highlights of the Honor 8 was the reflective back and the same continues in the new generation model.

The curved glass is not the only change at the back. The Honor 9 makes subtle changes in the arrangement of the dual tone LED flash as well as laser focus, as now they are stacked one above the other. Also, the fingerprint sensor is moved to the front, integrated into the home button just like the Huawei P10.

The phone comes in multiple color options, including black, amber gold and the popular sea blue. However, the brand has added a new color option for the Honor 9 this year — Seagull Gray and it looks beautiful.