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Huawei Honor 9i comes with four cameras and no bezel

Dale Davies |
Huawei launched the Honor 9i smartphone with a bezel-less 5.9-inch display and four cameras in the Indian market, with other markets to follow.

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The Honor 9i will come in three colour options - Platinum Gold, Navy Blue, and Midnight Black. The new phone is identical to the Huawei Maimang 6, launched in China last month, and the Huawei Nova 2i that was launched earlier this month in Malaysia. The Huawei owned-brand also launched the 10000mAh Quick Charge Power Bank. Following the current trend, the new Honor 9i features a FullView display which is a highlight of the device.

The Honor 9i comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio and four cameras: two at the front and two at the back. Dual cameras on both panels mean that the handset is capable of clicking Bokeh shots and portraits. Much like Huawei 8 Pro, the new Honor 9i also lets users readjust the focus after the photo has been shot while also allows to choose different effects. The company adds that the Honor 9i features the Huawei Histen audio system from its 2012 Lab, algorithmically enhancing sound output.

Honor is also highlighting Bluetooth aptX support. The handset also comes with some gesture-based shortcuts like 'draw an S' for a long screenshot to capture an entire webpage; 'tap twice with one finger' for a screenshot, and 'tap twice with two fingers' for screen recording. The Honor 9i sports a 5.9-inch full-HD display, and comes with metal unibody design. It features a screen resolution of 1080x2160 pixels (FHD+) and comes with a screen to body ratio of 83 percent.

At the front, it sports a 13-megapixel sensor accompanied by a 2-megapixel sensor for depth of field enabled shots. At the back, there's a 16-megapixel primary sensor clubbed with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. An octa-core Kirin 659 processor powers the handset clocked at 2.36GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It runs on EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The handset is backed by a 3340mAh battery which the company claims can deliver up to two days of standby time.

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