Huawei's Honor brand not only launched the gaming powerhouse Honor Play but also announced the new Honor 9i 2018 smartphone in the official event. It features a notch display and features a dual rear camera. It will also get the GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration technology via OTA update by July 30th according to the company that will also be available in number of other Honor devices soon. Honor 9i 2018 is priced at 1399 yuan (around $218) for the 64GB variant while the 128GB variant is priced at 1699 yuan (around $265). It comes with Black, Blue, Green and Purple color options and is currently available for pre-order in China via Honor online store and will go on sale starting from tomorrow.
It features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM with 64GB / 128GB inbuilt storage options and expandable storage up to 256GB with microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0 on top and supports Hybrid Dual SIMs. It features a dual rear camera with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera. It also has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. It is backed up by a 3000mAh battery and support connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio and come with a fingerprint scanner on the rear side. It measures 149.2×71.8×7.7mm and weights around 152 grams.
The company has also launched the Honor Play that features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LCD 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display, an Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo, 4GB / 6GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage option, expandable storage up to 256GB with microSD card slot, Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2, Hybrid Dual SIMs, a dual rear camera with a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, CAF along with a secondary 2-megapixel rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, a bigger 3750mAh battery with fast charging support and comes with dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options. It also comes with 7.1-channel Histen audio for the music lovers. It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. It measures 157.91×74.27×7.84mm and weights 176 grams.