A premium version of the Honor 9, equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, is coming to select European markets for less than €500.
Huawei’s latest addition to its Honor sub-brand did not disappoint. The Honor 9 is a sleek phone that boasts impressive features all the while maintaining an affordable price tag. At the official unveiling event, the company specified that there would be three versions of the device: 4 GB/64 GB for $340, 6 GB/ 64 GB for $400, and 6 GB/ 128 GB for $440. While only the first version launched in Europe initially, that’s about to change very soon, it seems.
The device is already available for purchase in Italy, exclusively through Three (Tre), and it looks like Switzerland is next.
According to the German online publication WinFuture, the most high-end version the Honor 9 is coming to select European markets as the “Honor 9 Premium,” bringing 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage onboard. The device is already available for purchase in Italy, exclusively through Three (Tre), but the website claims that some Swiss retailers like Digitec and Galaxus have begun taking pre-orders for the Honor 9 Premium as well.
The official price for the Honor 9 Premium in Switzerland is 499 Swiss francs or around €450, which is only a bit higher than what its slightly-less-powerful sibling costs. The official Three Italy website doesn’t list the device’s retail price, unfortunately – just how much it would be with a postpaid plan. However, given that the regular Honor 9 sells for €450 in most European countries, the premium version might be closer to €500 in the Eurozone.
Apart from the amount of RAM and ROM, the rest remains the same: the phone has a 5.15-inch Full HD display and is powered by the Kirin 960 processor as well as a beefy 3,200 mAh battery. Huawei has included its signature dual-lens camera as expected, one 20-megapixel sensor for black-and-white photos and one 12-megapixel sensor for RGB.
If you are in Italy, you can get your hands on the phone right now through Tre, and if you’re in Switzerland, you might have to wait until late August or early September. There’s no word on whether it will come to other European markets though it would be a logical move for Huawei to do so.
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