The approval of of the Huawei Honor V9 from Chinese regulatory body TENAA hints at the impending launch of the new smartphone. Huawei announced that Honor V9 will be launched in its home country China on Feb. 21.

According to the latest rumors, China is not the only country to benefit from the handset, as Huawei may have now decided to launch the smartphone in the U.S. and other international markets under the name Honor 8 Pro. Going by the trademarked name it is safe to assume that the handset would likely be the successor of Honor V8 in the Honor series.

The source of this rumor is a Russian tech site named Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru. The site reveals that a company insider has revealed that Huawei will make this particular announcement at its Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 event to be held in Barcelona, Spain.

Honor V9 and Honor 8 Pro Difference

Although Huawei Honor V9 and Honor 8 Pro are said to be the same device, the Russian tech site states there is only one notable difference between the two smartphones. Apparently, one of the smartphones does not sport the logo of Honor on its back cover.

Honor V9 Rumored Specs

According to previous leaks, the Honor V9 is likely to boast a 5.7- inch QHD display and may house a Kirin 960 processor. The device may probably come pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat along with Huawei's customized Android skin EMUI 5.0.

The upcoming smartphone may come in two variants, one having 4 GB of RAM, while the other model will house 6 GB of RAM. Even the on-board storage is likely to vary between 64 GB to 128 GB and it will come with an option for memory expansion via a microSD card.

The impending smartphone is expected to feature a dual-camera setup, with 12MP and 2MP primary cameras. The impending smartphone may also have an 8MP front-facing camera.

There is a possibility of fingerprint reader likely being embedded in the smartphone. Additionally, rumors also suggest that the smartphone is likely get a 3,900 mAh battery.

Launch Date And Price

Although there has been no official confirmation regarding the specs of the smartphone, it has been officially declared that Huawei Honor V9 will launch in China. However, latest rumors reveal that the Honor V9, under the name Honor 8 Pro, is expected to be unveiled for the international market at MWC 2017. The Huawei press event is slated for Feb. 26.

There is no official word regarding the price of Honor V9, but it is expected that the smartphone may be priced between $350 to $430.

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