Honor 9 price and specs revealed ahead of launch

Honor has a launch event scheduled for June 27, but it looks like we've already seen what the Chinese firm will announce after Amazon put up a comprehensive pre-order page detailing a number of specs.

The phone in question is the Honor 9, which according to the product page on Amazon UK, has a headline feature of dual rear cameras in a 20MP + 12MP configuration.

It also shows the handset has a 5.15-inch full HD display, octa-core Kirin 960 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 3,200mAh battery, 8MP front camera and a curved glass body.

A fingerprint scanner is also listed, while the Honor 9 price was shown as £379.99 (around $ 480, AU$ 630) – although the page has since been updated to read “currently unavailable” rather than pre-order with the pricing removed.

The Honor 9 may also pack a punch when it comes to sound – possibly hi-res audio – as the listing states the phone is "an audiophile's dream" without going into any more detail.

Strange screen

The Honor 9 is set to replace the Honor 8, a well-rated, affordable smartphone that challenged the flagship elite by offering something close to high-end specs at a more approachable price tag.

We're not too sure that all the Honor 9 specs on Amazon are 100% correct though, with the 5.15-inch screen size a slightly odd choice. The Honor 8 had a 5.2-inch screen, so perhaps Honor will round up here.

The dimensions listed also don't make sense – 0.74 cm x 7.09 cm x 1.15 m – so there's definitely some inaccuracies in play.

What it does seem offer though is a compact handset which will be easier to use one-handed compared to the super-sized screens on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and HTC U11.

TechRadar will be reporting live from the Honor event on June 27 in Berlin, to bring you all the latest on the potential arrival of the Honor 9 – plus anything else the firm may have up its sleeve.

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