Huawei nova 9, 9 Pro appear in new live images, confirm previous rumors

Yordan, 20 September 2021

Huawei is introducing the nova 9 series on September 23, and we expect at least two smartphones - the nova 9 and the nova 9 Pro. Previous rumors suggested they will look similarly to the Honor 50 devices and have the same Qualcomm chipset.

Today we saw live images of the phones, and there is confirmation they will indeed sport the Snapdragon 778G chipset, although they will be LTE-only since Huawei is not allowed to use 5G technologies, developed by American companies.

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Huawei nova 9

The nova 9 Pro was even spotted at Geekbench with its model number RTE-AL00, where the Qualcomm SoC was confirmed, as well as the 8GB RAM option. It was also listed with Android 11, which somewhat surprising as it will likely run Harmony OS 2.0, but perhaps the benchmark just got the identifiers mixed up.

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Huawei nova 9 Pro

The Huawei nova series was often released outside of the domestic market in previous years, but the current nova 8 lineup is barely available overseas.

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  • Anonymous

Doesn’t matter, Honor doesn’t do any business in US market...so banning them is trade terrorism.... if Honor is not selling their phone in US, then there should not be any security threat....if you don't like chinese products, then don't us...

  • Anonymous

Honor is even closer to the Chinese government than Huawei, with the investors who bought the subsidiary all bringing back either the local government or the Academy of Sciences, via the Legend shareholding - which Lenovo also depends on. So this is ...

  • Anonymous

From what I can find is that the difference between Huawei and honor, and the rest of the Chinese phone brands is that Huawei has close ties or is backed by the government. Which made the US government distrustful of them backed by past Huawei action...

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