Huawei G9 is going to be released May 4th

Huawei G9

Seems like we are getting another Huawei device pretty soonish, because they have just announced new model coming on May 4th. Apparently it’s another watered version of the successul P9, but instead of originally planned Huawei P9 Youth edition it should be named Huawei G9.

Thanks to the TENAA certification pictures we have some idea about the design, but the specs are not fully clear and confirmed so little bit of speculation needed for that. The phone’s body while inspired by the P9 flagship design seems to be made of plastic or polycarbonate. G9 body should be only 7.5mm thin, weighing 143g and available in black, gold and white colors.


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Display is staying also the same with 1080p 5.2-inch one, but the change comes with the processor, where the G9 should use the new octa-core 16nm technology Kirin 650 clocked at 2 GHz paired with 3 GB RAM. Rear camera is downgraded to single 13 MPix shooter setup while front one stays 8 MPix. Battery capacity should be 2900 mAh, fingerprint scanner in the rear is also present but there doesn’t seem to be the USB Type-C port. Of course comes with Android 6.0 surely with some EMUI on top of it.

What’s really problematic in my eyes is the suggested price, because the Standard version of Huawei G9 should be selling for 1688 yuan (260$) and some unknown Advanced one for 1988 yuan (307$). It makes zero sense to me when the company just few days ago released the Honor 5C with very similar or marginally worse specs for literally HALF the price. Let’s see on May 4th if that stays for real.

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  1. GodZillaa
    April 30, 2016

    Pathetic, that’s all.
    Siberian truck-drivers in the most remote areas wouldn’t use these for some casual whats-app-ing.

    • Airyl
      May 1, 2016

      Because they can’t get coverage?

  2. tauerman
    April 30, 2016

    I’m confused. There are so many devices, can someone tell me how the different models are placed in the market?
    P9 (Lite), G9, Honor V8, Mate 9
    (P8 (Lite), G8, Honor 7, Mate 8), Mate S
    Honor GX8, Honor Y6
    Honor 5X, Honor 5C

    • Airyl
      May 1, 2016

      They’re divided into two sides, the Huawei (premium) side and the Honor (value for money) side. The models would be placed like this.


      Huawei P9 – Hero product, like the Galaxy S7
      Huawei Mate 8 – Main powerhouse, like the Galaxy Note series before the Note 5.
      Huawei Mate S – Premium device with a focus on marketing, targets Apple users.
      Huawei P9 Lite – Watered down version of the hero device.
      Huawei G9 – Premium mid-range device like the Samsung A-series.
      Huawei Y-series – Budget propositions with premium branding like the J-series.


      Honor V8 – Soon to be flagship, like the OnePlus 3.
      Honor 7 – Current flagship, similar to the OnePlus 2.
      Honor 5X – Mid-range value for money phablet, like the Redmi Note 3.
      Honor 5C – Mid-range value for money phone, like the Redmi 3.
      Honor Y-series – Budget devices.

      • tauerman
        May 1, 2016

        Thank you for clarifying this.

  3. Joel Adames
    April 30, 2016

    Great to see there days with decent news.

    Yeah Martin very odd choices from HUAWEI if this is really true. Kind of pointless choices.

    • Airyl
      May 1, 2016

      It’s most likely that they want to give a distinction between Honor and Huawei.

      Huawei is their premium brand, and this logo will only appear on devices with premium (by Chinese standards) price tags, regardless of the specs. A great example would be the Huawei P8 Lite, which has a decently high price compared to it’s Honor counterparts but because of this it gets to use the Huawei badge which instantly gives it more recognition and premium appeal.

      Honor on the other hand is their no nonsense, value for money brand. The devices with the Honor branding have great specs for the more affordable price tags possible to battle it out with other value for money companies.

      To sum it up, the Huawei name is meant to represent a premium product that would be compared to a Samsung or Apple device while the Honor name would represent affordable devices that give you the best bang for your buck.

  4. roni24
    May 1, 2016

    Kirin 650 is less then helio x10
    so, i will not get near it

    • Zami
      May 1, 2016

      In terms of quality ,
      Kirin 650 is way better then X10

      • Steven Fox
        May 1, 2016

        Not way better, but it’s a more efficient chip with a newet and more feature ritch GPU. It is better than the P10 as well.

  5. Steven Fox
    May 1, 2016

    Metal build and better cameras is the difference between this and the 5C

  6. Eric Lee
    May 17, 2016

    Is the Huawei G9 using Huawei Hisilicon chipset?