Everything you need to know about the Huawei Honor V9

It's official: Huawei unveils Honor V9, a phone with flagship specs, midrange price

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After multiple leaks, the Huawei Honor V9 is finally official. Huawei unveiled the device on Tuesday, February 21, and also confirmed that it will indeed be headed to China.

The phone is most certainly an exciting release. Sure, it’s not the best phone in the world, but it certainly could be close to the best for the price. In fact, the phone offers what are almost flagship specs for the price of a midrange phone. Unfortunately we don’t yet know when it will be available in the U.S.

So what does the new device have to offer? For starters, it boasts a 5.7-inch QHD display, as well as microSD support and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Under the hood things only get better — the device offers a Kirin 960 processor with options for either 4GB and 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. It also has a dual rear-facing camera and ships with Android Nougat. Not bad at all.

Based on the images we’ve seen of the phone so far, the device will come in blue, black, red, and a white/gold option. It’s not yet know if all of the color options will be available in each market.

Of course, the best part about the device is not what it has to offer, it’s what it has to offer for the price. Chinese retailers have listed the phone at a starting price of between 2,999 Yuan and 3,499 Yuan, depending on the storage and RAM configuration. That equates to between $435 and $500 — which is a pretty great deal for what you’ll be getting.

It’s not the only phone that offers amazing specs for the price — the device’s main competition in that regard is the OnePlus 3T. Once the Honor V9 makes it to the U.S., it will be interesting to see if great specs are enough to put it on the radar of U.S. buyers. We’ll likely hear more about the phone’s price and availability at MWC.

Updated on 02-21-2017 by Christian de Looper: Updated article to reflect that it is now official.

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