Honor India to launch a new smartphone on October 5: Honor 9 or Nova 2i expected

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Huawei' sub-brand Honor is all set to announce a new smartphone in India on October 5. However, it not quite clear as to what the company is actually launching. Many have reported the upcoming smartphone to be Honor 9 but there are possibilities that it could completely be a different handset.

Honor India to launch a new smartphone on October 5: Honor 9 expected

While the company may have a surprise for the consumers, Honor's global twitter handle indicates that Honor 9 smartphone will make its way to India on the aforementioned date. However, it's quite interesting because the teaser images that Honor India has been posting on its Twitter handle, indicate that the smartphone will altogether be a new smartphone. And we are assuming it to possibly be the Huawei Nova 2i, also known as Maimang 6 or Mate 10 Lite.

Further adding to the mystery, Flipkart has also announced that it will be the exclusive online retail partner for a new Honor phone. The e-retailer has not mentioned the details of the phone, but it dies merely hint that the new smartphone could sport dual cameras both on the front and rear. Now, this again indicates towards Nova 2i and not the Honor 9 which sports dual rear cameras only at the rear.

In any case, as we are just a day away from the launch Honor will be revealing everything about the new smartphone tomorrow. Thus we will know everything what the company is actually bringing to the table.

Either way, if any of these smartphones are launched here is what you can expect them to feature and come with.

Honor India to launch a new smartphone on October 5: Honor 9 expected

Honor 9

Honor 9 was launched in China in the month of June this year. The smartphone comes in three variants which include a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant, 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory variant and there's the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage one. The smartphone comes in four different colors like Blue, Amber Gold, Gray and Black colors.

The smartphone comes with a 5.15-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, 2.4GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor, and Mali G71 MP8 GPU. The handset runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with EMUI 5.1 skin on top and is backed by a 3200mAh battery with fast charging support.

As for the cameras, Honor 9 sports a dual rear camera setup that comprises of 20 megapixels and 12 megapixels sensors along with phase detection autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, and a dual tone LED flash. The primary rear camera has f/2.2 aperture and 4K video recording. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

The device also comes with a fingerprint scanner which is located on its front panel embedded into the home button. Connectivity options include Hybrid Dual SIM tray, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, USB Type-C port and an Infrared sensor. The handset measures 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.45 mm and weighs 155 grams.

Honor India to launch a new smartphone on October 5: Honor 9 expected

Huawei Nova 2i

As for the Huawei Nova 2i, the smartphone comes with a 5.9-inch FullView display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The display sports 2.5D curved glass on top. The smartphone further comes with 2.3GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space that can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EMUI 5.1 skin on top and is backed by a 3340mAh battery powers the Nova 2i from within giving it enough battery life.

The main USP of this smartphone is the cameras and there are in fact four camera sensors on the smartphone. There is a dual camera setup both at the front and rear. The rear panel has a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor with dual-tone LED flash, CMOS sensor, PDAF, and digital zoom. Up front, there is a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor along with soft LED flash.

The Huawei Nova 2i offers connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack, and other standard features. The device measures 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5mm and weighs in at 164 grams.

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