In the previous week, Honor’s Weibo account had accidently revealed the existence of an upcoming smartphone called Honor 9i. Chinese tech sites were able to grab a snapshot of it before it was taken down. Today, Huawei’s sub-brand has confirmed that it will be launching the Honor 9i phone on June 6. The launch event will be held at 2:30 PM (local time) at Beijing University Gymnasium in Beijing, China. On the very same day, it will be also debuting the Honor PLAY phone that is being dubbed as technological breakthrough by the company.
The above poster shows that the Honor 9i will be arriving with a notched display like Honor V10 flagship phone. It seems that the Honor LLD-AL20 and LLD-AL30 phones that were recently spotted on TENAA could be the editions of the Honor 9i. The TENAA listing of the LLD-AL30 smartphone has now been updated with its images. The TENAA images also confirm that the phone features a notched screen.
According to the TENAA listing of the Honor 9i has revealed that it measures 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7mm and it weighs 152 grams. It will be available in colors like black, blue and gray. The Honor 9i houses a 5.84-inch 19:9 display that supports FHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. It is driven by 2,900mAh battery. It is speculated to be fueled by 2.36 GHz Kirin 960 SoC. The chipset is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. It includes native storage choices like 32 GB and 128 GB. The LLD-AL30 model has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Both models have rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The other features of the phone include Android 8.0 Oreo, 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera setup and 16-megapixel selfie snapper. The Honor 9i is likely to be priced around 1,799 Yuan ($281).