Honor, the Huawei sub-brand announced the launch of the Honor 9i smartphone with four cameras and a bezel-less design in the Indian market earlier this week at Rs. 17,999. Now, the company's top executive has claimed that the smartphone will cost relatively more in the other countries.
As per an IANS report, P. Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group was quoted saying, "Huawei would introduce Honor 9i - that saw its global launch from India on Thursday - at a higher price in all other countries." He added that the buyers looking out for a smartphone priced from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 2,000 will have increased and this product could be a great upgrade for them.
A major highlight of the Honor 9i appears to be the 16MP+2MP dual-lens rear camera setup with flash and the 13MP+2MP dual-lens front camera setup with what is claimed to be the selfie-toning flash.
Though it was revealed that the Honor 9i will be expensive in the other markets outside India, the company is yet to reveal which countries will receive the device initially. Given that Huawei recently surpassed Apple in terms of global smartphone sales for two consecutive months - June and July this year, the company is in the second spot after Samsung in the global level. Eventually, Huawei is expanding its presence in various markets to cash in on the success.
To recap on its specifications, the Honor 9i boasts of a 5.9-inch FHD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone makes use of an octa-core Kirin 659 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space that can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. Running on Android 7.0 Nougat topped with EMUI 5.1, the Honor 9i comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot, a fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 and other standard connectivity aspects. A 3340mAh battery powers the smartphone from within giving it the necessary backup.