In mid-July this year, Chinese insiders published the first photo of the new smartphone Huawei Honor Note 9. Later, more information about the smartphone appeared. New smartphone would have the latest Kirin 965 processor. Unfortunately, this information has not been confirmed, and now they say that Honor Note 9 will get Kirin 670. It is a slightly less good quad-core chipset with 12nm process technology and clock speed of up to 2GHz.
In addition, Huawei Honor Note 9 will receive a 6.6-inch display and an excellent battery from 4600mAh to 5000mAh. The expected release date of smartphone is December 5, 2017.
In this review I want to analyze everything about new device, its design and specification, and compare it with main competitors in the market.
Huawei Honor Note 9 design
As already reported, new phone will have a diagonal of 6.6 inches. Nevertheless, we also have information about 6 inches.
The corners on all sides are nicely rounded. There are no side bezels, and the bottom and top are minimal.
On the top panel there is a standard speaker and a front camera. From below there is a signature inscription “Honor”. On the back is dactyloscopic sensor, and a double camera, located at the top.
As for the colors, here we can only be guided by photos. Some sources say that it will be released in at least three different colors: black, silver and vanilla.
Huawei Honor Note 9 Specifications
- Processor: Kirin 670 (4×2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + 2 high-performance cores with frequency up to 2.2 GHz)
- Graphics: Mali G72 MP4
- RAM: 6GB
- Internal memory: 64GB
- Main camera: 12MP (color sensor) + 12MP (black and white)
- Screen: 6.6 inches 1440×2560 pixels *
- System: Android Nougat
- Battery: ~ 5000mAh *
Earlier, there were rumors that Huawei Honor Note 9 will have Kirin 960. It is flagship chipset, which has already used in some phones from Huawei. However, now we know that smartphone will be powered by HiSilicon Kirin 670.
The chipset with the process technology of 12 nm, four cores of ARM Cortex-A53, the clock frequency of which is up to 2 GHz, and the graphics chip Mali G72 MP4.
Perhaps, the smartphone will be released in two versions with different chipsets (Kirin 960 and Kirin 670). This practice takes place to be on the market.
Honor Note 8 will have 6GB of RAM. The performance of the smartphone promises to be excellent. The smooth operation of Android 7.1.1 system with Huawei EMUI is almost guaranteed.
Although we have not seen official performance tests yet, we can assume that phone’s rating will not be less than 80000 points in AnTuTu. It is an excellent result.
The dual rear camera has resolution of 12MP. One of the sensors is “black and white”. It allows to collect all the light at once, and not only from one part of the color spectrum.
6.6-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. There is no information about the technology of production of the screen. Also, battery capacity can be from 4500 mAh to 5100 mAh.
Huawei Honor Note 9 comparison
Let’s make a relative comparison with the predecessor of our main hero – Huawei Honor Note 8.
|Honor Note 9||Honor Note 8|
|Chipset:||HiSilicon Kirin 670 (4x2GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + 2×2.2GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 955 (4×2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 + 4×1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A53)|
|GPU:||ARM Mali-G72 MP4||Arm Mali-T880 MP4|
|System:||Android Nougat (EMUI)||Android Marshmellow|
|Screen:||6.6″, 1440×2560 pixels||6.6″, Super Amoled 1440×2560 pixels|
|Camera:||12MP + 12MP (black and white module)||13MP|
|Battery capacity:||~ 5000mAh||4500mAh|
So far, it’s difficult to talk about specifications of Kirin 670. It is likely that it will not be as productive as Kirin 955 chipset.
New smartphone has more memory (64GB and 6GB for Note 9 versus 32GB and 4GB for Note 8). The operating system of last year’s phone is also older (Android 7 for Note 9 versus Android 6 for Note 8).
Huawei Honor Note 9 boasts a dual rear camera with 12-megapixel sensors. In contrast, Honor Note 8 has only one main sensor at 13MP. It can be argued that the successor of the series is better here. The same situation is in front camera (13MP in Honor Note 9 versus 8MP in Honor Note 8).
Battery capacity is better for Honor Note 9 – about 5000 mAh vs. 4500 mAh.
The diagonals of displays on the phones are the same, so you can make an assumption about the number of pixels in Honor Note 9. If the manufacturer leaves the same pixel index per inch, the number of pixels for “brothers” will be identical.
The average price of Huawei Honor Note 8 is $400. Most likely, the price of Honor Note 9 will be around $520. Based on the specifications of smartphone, the price tag can not be lower.
So, it was our first review of specifications and features Huawei Honor Note 9. If we learn new details, we will definitely write on our website wovow.org.