Huawei hits back by announcing their latest 4G LTE-enabled Android 7.0 smartphone namely the Honor V9. Adopting a full metal slim 6.97mm body, this high-end smartphone boasts a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad HD 2.5D curved glass display, an octa-core Huawei Kirin 960 processor (4 x 1.8GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 2.4GHz Cortex A73), a Mali G71 octa-core GPU, a 4GB/6GB RAM and a 64GB/128GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB).
Featuring Hybrid dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD) card slots, the handset sports an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 12MP dual rear-facing cameras with f/2.2 aperture, laser AF and dual-tone LED flash, a fingerprint sensor on the back, an infrared sensor, a USB 2.0 Type-C port and a 4000mAh battery with fast charging.
Running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS with EMUI 5.0 on top, the Honor V9 provides 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC for connectivity. The Huawei Honor V9 will go on sale in China from February 28th for a starting price of 2,599 Yuan (about $377) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version. [FoneArena]