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 flash is something that could easily happen, too. The minds behind Honor could decide to bring back the Home button with built-in fingerprint scanner as well.
We’ll probably see what happens with the Honor 9 in the months ahead, or sometime next year (in the worst case scenario). In the year of base model flagship phones going past $800 price tags, the world can certainly do with more reasonably priced high-end handsets like the Honor 8 and 8 Pro. The latter, in particular, looks no worse than the very nice Huawei P10, features a bustling spec sheet with as many as 6GB of RAM, and goes for around $586 in Europe.