Honor 9A and Router 3 set for global launch on June 23
Honor is bringing the 9A to a global audience later this month, having already launched the device in Russia. The device, which will showcase at a VIP Day Launch Event on June 23, features a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a 5,000 mAh battery. There is also a microSD card reader that supports up to 512 GB cards should you need more storage.
Additionally, the dual-SIM device has a 6.3-inch IPS panel that operates natively at 1,600 x 720 pixels. The Honor 9A includes three rear-facing cameras too and an 8 MP front-facing sensor. Honor is keeping quiet on pricing. However, the Honor 9A costs RUB 10,990, which equates to ~US$157 at current exchanges rates including taxes. The Honor 9A also resembles the Huawei Y6p, which retails for £129.99 (~US$162).
Also in line for the June 23 event is the Honor Router 3. The router supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard and a Game Turbo feature, which Honor claims can intelligently reduce in-game latency. The Router 3 also supports the SmartLink application, which should make it easier to link HiLink-compatible devices. The Router 3 measures 242 x 151.9 x 40.9 mm and measures 379 g. The router contains four pronounced antennas, as the photo below shows.
Honor has now informed us privately that it will no longer be launching the Router 3 on June 23. The company is yet to offer a revised release date.
The VIP Launch Day Event will be live-streamed on YouTube from 14:00 CET. The live stream can be watched below.