Rumor: Huawei Honor V9 to sell outside China as Honor 8 Pro

Huawei Honor V9

Huawei Honor V9, the revised version of last year’s Honor V8, will be launched in China on Tuesday this week, according to a previous confirmation from the OEM.

The Huawei Honor brand has grown into something concrete and so far, there are just as many confusing models as you’ll find with the likes of Samsung and Xiaomi. In fact, the latest report adds further chaos to the company’s offerings, with claims that the Huawei Honor V9 could get a different name outside China, probably the Huawei Honor 8 Pro.

As you probably already know by now, the Huawei Honor 8 was released in October last year and now that there’s talk of an Huawei Honor 8 Pro, we expect to see upgraded specs over its predecessor. The alleged V9 has already made several appearances in leaks, including a special appearance at China’s TENAA, all but confirming the phone’s imminent release.

The new report about the different naming schemes for the phone comes from a Russian website, but it was first captured by Droid Life and apparently, those in the U.S. could buy this same Huawei Honor V9 as the Honor 8 Pro. Furthermore, the report claims that the Honor 8 Pro will be made public at the MWC 2017 show in Barcelona, which takes place next week.

Huawei Honor V9 and Huawei Honor 8 Pro

Looking at previously rumored specs of the alleged Huawei Honor 8 Pro, it is indeed an upgrade over the current Honor 8. There is talk of a 5.7-inch display screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (QHD). Under the hood, the Honor V9 will ship with the latest HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor that is paired with a RAM of 4GB, but there’s rumor that the high-end model will ship with 6GB RAM. In terms of storage, the Honor V9 should also come in two variants of 64GB and 128GB alongside a microSD card slot.

If the latest rumor is to be believed, the Huawei Honor 8 Pro will have weaker camera specs when compared to the standard Honor 8. Although still a dual-lens setup, there will 12MP+2MP lenses on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front for selfies. To keep it alive, the Honor 8 Pro will ship with a huge 3900mAh battery that should support fast battery charging technology.

Huawei has not confirmed any of these details on the name change, but the Honor V9 is expected to start shipping outside China towards the end of March. Keep following and we’ll update you when the phone is available in your local market.

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