Huawei-owned Honor is a fairly well-known brand in India. While it has not seen the level of success as some of its other Chinese competitors, they did have a fairly successful range of budget smartphones on offer for the Indian consumers. Their budget range of Honor 4X, 5X, 6X, and 7X handsets were quite popular in India. While the company was quite regular with the launch of these devices, there has been a considerable gap since they released the Honor 8X here in India back in late 2018. Even though the Honor 9X was first announced back in July 2019, it is only now that Honor has decided to bring the device to Indian shores. According to reports, Honor has started issuing invites to bloggers and the media for the launch event for the Honor 9X.
Honor 9X Specifications, features
The Honor 9X is a budget handset and comes powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 710F chipset. Based on a 12nm manufacturing process, the Kirin 710F houses an octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. This SoC also houses the graphics chip which in this case happens to be an ARM MALI G51 MP4 GPU. The Honor 9X shall be sold in multiple versions in India starting with a base 4GB+64GB version and a pricier 6GB+128GB variant. Both the variants do get a microSD card slot for memory expansion. The dual SIM handset also supports 4G VoLTE networks and offers multiple connectivity features including Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. The handset also gets a fingerprint scanner at the rear.
The display used on the Honor 9X is an LCD panel that measures 6.59-inches across and boasts of FHD+ resolution in the 195:9 aspect ratio. The phone also boasts of a triple camera setup at the rear with the primary sensor using a 48-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture. The secondary camera is an 8MP ultra-wide shooter while the third camera is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front-facing camera is housed within a pop-up mechanism and uses a 16MP sensor. Powering the phone is a 4,000 mAh battery. At launch, the handset also runs EMUI 9 atop an Android 9 Pie core. Pricing details remain under wraps for now. What we do know is that the phone will be sold via Flipkart in India since a listing for the phone is already live there.
Honor Magic Watch 2, Magic Book Laptop also launching alongside the Honor 9X?
It is also likely that Honor would launch two other products in India on the same day as the Honor 9X is launched. These include the Honor Magic Watch 2 and for the first time, Honor’s Magic Book laptop series. More details should be out on the day of launch – January 14, 2020.