Honor has just launched its latest smartphone, Honor 9N in an event in New Delhi. The Honor 9N is the rebranded version of the Honor 9i (2018) model that was launched in China last month. The Honor 9N has also been launched as the successor to the Honor 9i that released in India in October last year. Th Honor 9N is a budget offering from the China-based handset maker and the smartphone is a mixed, upgraded version of some of the best-selling smartphones of the company. Let’s take a look at the top five features of the device.
Honor 9N: Top 5 Features
Notch FullView Display
The Notch FullView is the reference to the display notch. The device comes with a bezel-less display design owing to the notch and sports a 5.84-inch (1080×2280 pixels) full-HD+ FullView IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. The notch houses the frontal imaging unit, notification light, proximity sensor and the earpiece.
The Honor 9N is touted for some amazing camera-centric features. The front camera in the smartphone comes with Portrait Mode, Panorama, AR lens, Moving Picture, Video, Time-Lapse, Filter, and Watermark modes. Additionally, the camera settings also include GPS Tag, High-quality Mode, Smile Capture, Perfect Selfie, and Gesture Control. The Honor 9N comes with 4-in-1 Light Fusion technology that converts 4 small pixels into 1 large 2.0-micron pixel that delivers brighter images in low light conditions. The smartphone also comes with a 3D Face Detection technology.
‘Snap First, Focus Later’ Feature
The Honor 9 comes with a ‘Snap First, focus Later’ feature that lets you focus on different subjects after capturing the image. This isn’t something new, but considering the price tag of the phone, it’s quite a catch. Furthermore, the dual rear camera setup in the Honor 9N also pack modes like Pro Photo, Pro Video, HDR, Night Shot, Light Painting, Time-Lapse, Good Food, Wide Aperture, Moving Picture, and more.
Face Unlock and Fingerprint Sensor
The Honor 9N comes with a face unlock feature which also works for notifications. The smartphone also has a rear fingerprint sensor located at the top centre of the device. The fingerprint sensor can be used to answer calls, take photos, and even disable alarms.
Game Suite, Ride Mode, Party Mode Features
There are three new fancy features introduced by Honor with this device- Game Suite, Ride mode, and Party Mode. With the Game suite feature, you can play games while answering calls at the same time. On the other hand, the Ride mode lets you customize your phone to respond to calls and messages when riding a two-wheeler. The Party mode lets you sync up to seven Honor devices to play music at the same time.
Honor 9N: Other Key Specifications
The Honor 9N is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, according to the variant. For optics, the smartphone comes with dual 13+2-megapixel primary sensors, accompanied by an LED flash to capture images in low-lighting conditions. On the front of the device, there is a powerful 16-megapixel image sensor for selfies and video calls. The Huawei Honor 9N is fuelled by a standard 3,000mAh battery which can last up to an entire day on normal usage. The smartphone boots EMUI 8.0 wrapped under the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box. For storage, the Huawei Honor 9N comes with 32GB, 64Gb, 128GB of onboard storage options which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. On the connectivity front, the options include 4G with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and a microUSB 2.0 port.
Honor 9N: Price in India, First Sale
The Honor 9N retails in India at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 17,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The device will go on sale via Flipkart and the HiHonorStore from 12pm on July 31.