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Honor smartphone launch event coming April 5th

Honor smartphone launch event coming April 5th
Honor smartphone launch event coming April 5th
The "Honor Universe" livestream invites users to watch a two-hour long smartphone unveiling that could be anything from the budget Honor 6C to the high-end Honor V9 for European or North American territories.

A new Honor smartphone could be coming in less than two weeks according to an open invitation made via Huawei's official Facebook page. The event is scheduled to start at 11:25 AM UTC+02 and is expected to last throughout the early afternoon.

As usual, the company is attempting to build hype and word-of-mouth about the event with hashtags (#NewHonorSmartphone) and user polls. The poll in particular is most interesting as it lists several potential smartphones that Huawei could unveil including the Honor V9, Magic, 8 Pro, 8 Lite, and 6C. Of course, users are having high hopes for the flagship V9 to finally launch outside of Asia. All other options are comparatively less exciting as they are budget-mainstream devices with middle-of-the-road features. In comparison, the V9 is a 5.7-inch phablet with a QHD display and HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC.

Additionally, the teaser image itself boasts "three meteorites" that will crash open "a whole new dimension" to the smartphone world. The phrase suggests an innovative feature that an unannounced smartphone could carry to better differentiate it from the competition. The color of the planets - Gold, Blue, and Black - could also be foreshadowing the initial color options for the new device or even three separate models to come.


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Allen Ngo, 2017-03-24 (Update: 2017-03-24)