What sits between the nova 2 and the P10? Soon (June 12, Monday), the answer will be the Huawei Honor 9. A promo that landed on Weibo a bit early confirms the key specs that we’ve seen in numerous leaks.
The star attraction will be the dual camera on the back, 12MP + 20MP, similar to both the nova 2 and P10. We’ve seen a camera sample, though it was too compressed to discuss quality. Anyway, the powerful Kirin 960 chipset sets this handset apart from the mid-range nova and put it closer to the premium P-series.
The Honor 9 is slightly better even, as one version will feature 6GB of RAM (though a cheaper version with 4GB may also be available; the P10 has 4GB).
The screen will have a 2.5D glass, but the promo neglects to mention size and resolution. The rumor mill can fill that in - 5.15” 1080p. Further purported specs include an 8MP selfie cam (presumably, the same as the P10, the nova 2 has a 20MP front cam). Also, a 3,100mAh battery, Android 7.0 Nougat and a price of around $360 (which seems a bit low, that’s the official price of the nova 2).