After the debut of the high-end luxury smartphone Huawei P9, the Chinese manufacturer has come up with yet another G series model called the Huawei G9, which is set to debut on May 4. The new phone, which is essentially a watered down version of the P9 series with lower-end specs, was originally planned as a Huawei P9 Lite.

Huawei G9

Huawei G9 is powered by a new octa-core 16nm technology Kirin 650 SoC clocked at 2 GHz which is paired with 3GB RAM. The phone features a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080p) display same as the P9. The rear camera is downgraded to a single 13 MP shooter with LED flash while the front remains same, sporting an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. G9 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with EMUI on top of it and is backed by a 2900mAh battery.

The Huawei G9 comes in two variations with the Standard version of G9 selling for 1688 yuan ($260) and another unknown Advanced one for 1988 yuan ($307).

The release of the G9 comes as quite surprising for many as Huawei has just launched another phone, the affordable Honor 8 last week. It has a metal unibody design and features a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080p) display. Honor 8 powered by a Kirin 955 64-bit octa-core processor, though Honor 8 is paired with 3GB of RAM. The Honor model also comes with 64GB of internal storage, and up to 128GB of expandable storage with MicroSD card expandability. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with company's EMUI 4.1 on top of it and is backed up by a 3000 mAh non-removable battery.

The Huawei Honro V8 has a 2*12-megapixel shooter on the back with Dual tone LED flash and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers Dual SIM (Dual standby), 4G LTE with voLTE support, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The smartphone also has a fingerprint sensor 2.0 on the back panel and houses dual stereo speakers at the bottom of the phone.