Latest Honor 9 leaked images confirm lack of 3.5mm headphone jack

As technology advances, more and more handset makers replace various components inside their products with new, better ones. However, there’s a new trend among major players in the smartphone market, as many companies have decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and replace it with the USB Type-C port.

Apple and HTC have already done it, but other brands are looking to follow in their footsteps. Honor, the Chinese company that launches premium smartphones, is expected to launch a new flagship that supposedly lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The first leaked pictures of the Honor …


Honor 6X finally gets its Android Nougat update, EMUI 5.0 included

Honor USA just informed us that, starting today, May 2, it’s rolling out an official Android Nougat update to its 6X smartphone. 

If you own a honor 6X, you probably know that the update was initially supposed to be released in March. But, hey, we’ve seen longer delays.

The new update brings Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 to the honor 6X. This means that the handset is getting software enhancements all across the board, from a refined design, to increased security and superior overall performance. Honor aims to upgrade all 6X units (likely around the world) by mid …

Leaked Honor 9 images make us wonder if such images can even exist at this point

As it’s the usual case with Chinese-origin phones, someone on Weibo uploaded a bunch of photos depicting the upcoming Honor 9. We aren’t super-convinced about their credibility, considering the Honor 8 Pro (known as the Honor V9 in China) was launched very recently, and it would be quite surprising if its successor was so far in its development as to look like a complete, finished phone.

At the same time, the device pictured looks totally plausible. The design traits of higher-end Honor phones – curved back, shiny glass – are present. The dual camera setup with laser autofocus and dual-LED …

Honor 8 Pro Review

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Just as rumored, the Honor V9 has been officially brought from China to the European shores as the Honor 8 Pro, making it one of the best phablets you’ll be able to order there this season. The 6 GB RAM model is available to order in black, blue and gold in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, for 549 EUR or £474. The gifts include your choice of a 128 GB microSD card or a 10,000 mAh Huawei power bank, along with some common niceties like a selfie stick tripod.

That’s pretty reasonable pricing, especially considering the freebies and the cardboard …

New Honor Beta program for the US lets users mould phones that are still in the pipeline

The Honor 8 is already one of the best unlocked phones money can buy in the US, but Huawei’s loosely-affiliated brand is ready to take the relationship with US customers to the next level now, by introducing the Honor Beta program.

The brand has been testing the waters with beta software subscription, for example of the Nougat update for the Honor 8, but the new initiative takes listening to users to a whole different level, with the final aim of becoming the best provider of unlocked handsets in the US by incorporating features that users actually want. For the purpose, anyone …

Honor 6C goes official in Europe with mid-range specs, metal body

Today was a special day for Honor, as the Chinese company introduced its Honor 8 Pro flagship killer in Europe. Along with the smartphone announcement, Honor debuted a beta program for customers in the United States.

But there’s one more thing that got revealed earlier today at Honor’s event, a second smartphone. The Honor 6C has been officially announced today alongside the high-end Honor 8 Pro. The smartphone is supposed to hit the shelves in Europe for €229.

Specs-wise, the Honor 6C is a rebranded Huawei Enjoy 6s, a smartphone that was launched in China …

Deal: Unlocked Honor 5X goes on sale at Amazon for $170, U.S. warranty included

The two year old Honor 5X is on sale once again at Amazon, so if you haven’t yet taken advantage of any of the previous deals, this might suit your needs. Before going into details it’s worth noting that this isn’t really the best price to get the Honor 5X, but it does have one advantage over other promo offers: it comes with U.S. warranty.

Honor 5X is now available for purchase at Amazon for only $170, which is about 15% off the list price. If saving $30 when buying the Honor 5X is not enough for you, then you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll also get a warranty from Huawei USA.

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Honor V9 is likely heading to Europe next month as the Honor 8 Pro

Honor – Huawei’s sub-brand of premium, affordable smartphones – has just sent out press invitations for a smartphone launch that’s set to take place on April 7. As awesome as it would be to have another brand new smartphone launch, Honor will likely take the stage this time to announce a global/European release for the V9 – the company’s latest flagship that was announced in China in late February.

The press invite doesn’t exactly mention which phone Honor will be announcing, but previous rumors have suggested that the company would soon be taking the V9 out of its home turf …