Huawei Honor 9 undercuts OnePlus 5 on price

British smartphone fans who are hoping to get hold of Huawei’s upcoming flagship release, the Honor 9, will be pleased to hear that it will retail at a lower price point than one of its biggest competitors.

A listing on Amazon reveals that UK buyers will have to pay a penny under £380 to get the SIM-free version of the handset, while the OnePlus 5 is available for closer to £490.

The Honor 9’s spec sheet is certainly healthy, with its 5.15 inch 1080p screen and Kirin 960 chipset giving it the display area and underlying power to compete with the best of the rest of the market. The real selling point is likely to be the dual rear camera setup, which combines a 20 megapixel snapper with a 12 megapixel sensor to give it true photography chops.

With a dinky 7.45mm thickness, the Honor 9 should also be light, with premium materials used in its construction to give it an appealing feel in the hand.

In a market where rival devices could cost twice as much and offer little more in terms of functionality, it is good to see Huawei continuing to take the cost-conscious approach to designing smartphones.