The Honor 8 Pro has only just recently launched, yet the next numbered access in Huawei’s spin-off variety may be simply months away.

Already dripped photos are providing us a concept of exactly what to anticipate, and you’ll locate them listed below along with our specialist analysis of the newest news.

Below you’ll discover all the newest news and reports concerning Honor’s flagship phone, plus we’ve also included what we’d prefer to see from the brand-new phone too.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The next Honor handset
  • When is it out? Possibly July 2017
  • What will it cost? Maybe around $400/£370/AU$530

Honor 9 release date and price

So far there aren’t any kind of launch date reports for the Honor 9, but phones have a tendency to adhere to an annual schedule, so provided that the Honor 8 introduced in July 2016 there’s a good chance we’ll see the Honor 9 in or around July of this year.

That’s soon, however the Honor 7 also had a July launch, and also leaked images allegedly showing the Honor 9 suggest it’s almost finished, so it’s a credible timespan. Though considered that the Honor 8 Pro has actually only simply struck shops it’s possible that Huawei will wait a bit longer this year.

As for the price, there’s every chance that will certainly be comparable to the Honor 8’s, placing the Honor 9 at around $399/£369 (approximately AU$ 530), though that would place it in the slightly weird position of being more affordable than the £474.99 (around $590, AU$ 770) Honor 8 Pro.

Honor 9 news and rumors

The Honor 9 could be dropping the 3.5 mm headphone jack, so you’ll have to make use of Bluetooth or USB-C port headsets to pay attention to audio independently on your phone.

Renders from The Tech Point reveal the edges of the phone where there’s just a USB-C adapter as well as no indication of a physical earphone port.

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Another make from The Tech Factor and also 2 other photos have actually leaked out  showing us the phone from front as well as back in blue, black and also silver.

From these we can see that it’s obtained a comparable style to the Honor 8 (though oddly a really different seek to the Honor 8 Pro) with a shiny, reflective glass back as well as likely a metal frame.

Like the Honor 8, there’s likewise a dual-lens electronic camera on the back with a dual-LED flash.

There’s no word on exactly what spec it is, however we’d visualize it will at the very least match the Honor 8’s 12MP one and will most likely operate in similarly, with one shade sensor and also the various other monochrome (black as well as white), allowing you to incorporate photo information from them both for even more light and also sharper shots.

The primary distinction from the Honor 8 is available in the kind of the fingerprint scanner, which here is on the front of the phone listed below the screen, while the Honor 8 had it on the back.

Honor 9: what we want to see

We know exactly what we want to see from the Honor 9 – these 5 points leading our dream list.

1. Better software

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However good Huawei and Honor’s hardware is it’s constantly somewhat pull down by the Emotion UI software the firm uses.

Its greatest fault is the absence of an application drawer, however it likewise divides the notification color in 2, to no discernible benefit, and also often tends to include an abundance of bloat.

We’d love to see every one of this repaired for the software’s outing on the Honor 9. Or much better yet, for Feeling UI to be ditched altogether instead of supply Android, yet that’s bit extra compared to hopeful thinking.

2. Optical image stabilization

For an upper mid-range phone the Honor 8 has a solid electronic camera, which sticks out with its added lens, yet neither it neither the Honor 8 Pro have optical image stablizing, as well as including this would certainly aid keep shots smooth and steady.

It’s not something we necessarily anticipate from a mid-range handset, however, for the camera to remain to be a key stamina of the Honor range it’s an enhancement that would actually help.

3. Water resistance

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The Honor 9 is anticipated to comply with in the steps of the Honor 8 with a glossy, attractive glass finish. It’s a wonderful look, especially for a phone that’s not a front runner, yet while the appearances are arranged the durability can be boosted, particularly when it concerns water and also dust resistance, as the Honor 8 has none.

We’d want to see some waterproofing included to the Honor 9, especially as this is coming to be a progressively typical mobile phone feature, though provided that also the Huawei P10 doesn’t have any we wouldn’t hold our breath.

4. Stereo sound

Although the Honor 8 has a good choice of specs it doesn’t have good noise, with just a single unimpressive speaker.

For the Honor 9 we’d like to see – or hear – stereo noise, from premium speakers, so that media isn’t absolutely reliant on headphones to be enjoyable.

5. A bigger screen

At 5.2 inches the Honor 8 isn’t small, but it is at the smaller end of screen size now, with also numerous budget plan phones packing a 5.5-inch display.

Of training course, not every person wants a substantial display, but pressing the Honor 9 as much as around 5.5 inches would keep it convenient, while providing you a bigger canvas to view your apps, games as well as videos.

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