Many have been complaining that it’s hard to keep track of Samsung’s devices thanks to its naming madness. Well, we’ve got a new king in this “naming madness” game and it’s Huawei.
In the recent past, we’ve seen the likes of Huawei P8 Lite, P8 Lite 2017, P9 Lite 2017, Nova Lite and even Honor 8 Lite. Interestingly, some of these phones are one and the same, but they take different names based on the various markets they’re sold in. So, why is Huawei happy about confusing its customers with all these names? Before you even start thinking about an answer to that, there’s more confusion coming your way thanks to the new Huawei Honor V9, which, according to the latest reports, will be making its international debut as the Huawei Honor 8 Pro.
The Huawei Honor V9 went live in China a few weeks ago, but according to fresh reports, the phone could be headed to Europe and other markets as the Huawei Honor 8 Pro. This will be happening on April 5th, which is still a few weeks away, but the company has already sent out press invites for the event. It’s not the first time we’ve heard of this idea of the Honor V9 launching in other markets as the Honor 8 Pro, but it’s the first time the exact release details are coming in.
Honor V9 (also to be known as Honor 8 Pro?) going international on April 5th 2017 – in gold, blue and black. This just went out to journos. pic.twitter.com/ys9wgqx9E6
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) March 9, 2017
Even though the phone will have two different names, the rest of the specs and features will remain unchanged. These include a 5.7-inch QHD display screen, a Kirin 960 SoC, 4GB/6GB RAM and two storage options of 64GB and 128GB. Taking after the original Huawei Honor 8, the alleged Honor 8 Pro keeps the dual 12MP camera configuration the back with features such as PDAF and dual-tone LED flash on board. As for the selfies, you get an 8MP lens with f/2.0 aperture.
Other features include a USB-C port, fingerprint scanner, NFC, a 4000mAh battery and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EMUI 5.0 on top. While the phone is currently sold in blue and black color variants, the international variant will add a gold color variant to make it three color variants.
The Huawei Honor V9 is priced at CNY 2,999 in China, a figure that translates to about $434, £357 or €409. So far, we don’t know if these will indeed be the prices for the European market, but we should know the pricing details very soon.