Huawei Honor 9 Leaks Reveals Removal of 3.5mm Headphone Jack [VIDEO]

5 May 2017, 6:41 am EDT By Charles Lim Mobile & Apps

New leaks of Huawei's next Honor-branded handset are now making its rounds online. However, unlike the previous leaks, the new images are more detailed this time around as it apparently shows the device from a number of new angles. The leaks show the alleged Huawei Honor 9's top, bottom, back, front, and its left edges.

According to GSM Arena, the very first thing that fans will notice is the complete removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom of the device. The bottom now contains a USB Type-C port symmetrically placed in between two identical grills. One side of the grill is the device's loudspeaker, while the other contains the in-call microphone.

Huawei has apparently been taking notes from other manufacturers such as HTC and Apple and has decided to follow suit in removing the headphone jack. However, this might not really sit well with some users who are still keen on having that input available when needed. It is not yet clear if Huawei will ship an adapter with the device when it is released.

Along with the headphone jack's removal, other changes includes the removal of the back fingerprint reader, which has now been placed on the home button up front. This likely also means that users won't have that extra programmable button, which was present in the Honor 8.

As for the other design elements, almost everything else on the alleged Honor 9 is identical to the Honor 8. According to Tech Radar, the placement of the front facing camera, in-call speaker, the LEDs, the loudspeaker, and other sensors are in the same places.

The device also looks to have the same dual-camera setup as the Honor 8, but it might be possible that Huawei may have upgraded it in some way from the 12-megapixel units on the Honor 8. As for the specs, the Huawei Honor 9 is expected to have an upgraded Kirin chipset, a larger battery, and some form of water resistance.

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