Honor 9 launches in the UAE

Honor, the budget smartphone brand owned by Huawei, officially launched its long-awaited flagship smartphone, the Honor 9, in the UAE. With its For the Brave slogan and solid specs offered at non-wallet tearing prices, Honor has consistently targeted an audience of younger digital natives than its mother brand.

The brand says its Honor 9 has been designed with millennials’ fast-paced lives in mind. The device has an upgraded 20MP and 12MP dual-lens camera (minus OIS, sadly), a Kirin 960 chipset, 6GB RAM and Android Nougat layered by EMUI 5.1. The smartphone comes with a sizeable 128GB + 6GB of storage that can be upped to 256GB via a microSD card.

“Following its tremendous success in China, where more than one million units shipped within 28 days, we noticed significant demand for pioneering technology and trendsetting phone design specifically in the UAE, so we are delighted to meet this demand by bringing the Honor 9 to the UAE,” said Chris Sun Baigong, Vice-President of Honor in the Middle East and Africa. “The Honor 9 merges the best of design trends, craftsmanship and technological innovation that has been created to meet the lifestyle demands of millennials.”

The Honor 9 is shinier than most phones, with a 3D glass back made up of 15 layers and a sandblasted metal bezel that creates an aurora effect. The smartphone comes in two colours: glacier grey, “a unique colour newly formulated by Honor inspired by popular fashion trends”, and sapphire blue, which is said to be inspired by blue ice found in polar regions.

You can read details on the specs here. The phone starts at Dh1,599.