Huawei sub-brand Honor is dreaming big as far as their latest offering is concerned. Called the Honor Note 9, we had earlier reported about the leaked specs and features of this device. It now seems that Honor has prepared a surprise for us: instead of the expected Hisilicon Kirin 965 SoC, it is now expected to be powered by a newly designed Kirin 670 SoC.
Also, we believe that the device will launch sometime next month. The news that a new chipset was being developed for the Note 9 was first reported by My Drivers, which also laid out some more details about this new piece of silicon. For example, the new Hisilicon Kirin 670 SoC will be built on the 12nm manufacturing process while the processor itself will boast of four Cortex-A53 cores which have been clocked at 2.0GHz. We also know that the new SoC will be paired with the Mali G72 MP4 GPU, which will make it a very efficient and powerful unit. This is also a marked departure from previous reports which suggested that the Kirin 965 SoC.
The rest of the specs and features list are all expected to remain the same. On board is a superbly crafted and a beautiful 6.6-inch 2K display that also has an aspect ratio of 18:9. Enhanced viewing pleasure will be offered thanks to the 2.5D Curved glass, which means that the display edges are slightly rounded off. The top and bottom bezels are minimal and the side bezels have completely been eliminated.
The Honor Note 9 is set to come with 6GB RAM paired with 64GB of internal or native storage space. As far as optics and photography features are concerned, the Note 9 device will have a rear dual camera setup which has two sensors: one 12MP and the other being 13MP sensors. Also on board will be an 8MP front snapper which will be ideal for selfies and video calling.
The new handset will run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat straight out of the box. Overlaid on top will be Huawei’s own EMUI. A pretty massive 5,100mAh battery unit will keep the lights on. We expect that the new device will launch at this year’s IFA 2017 in Berlin.