Honor 9X Launch Officially Set for July 23 in China, Expected to Feature Kirin 810 SoC

Honor 9X

Huawei’s popular sub-brand Honor is all set to launch a new two new handsets in China later this month if we are to believe recent reports. While Honor has confirmed (through its official Weibo account) that one of the handsets will be the Honor 9X, the second handset in the list is the Honor 9X Pro about which we do not have much information as of now. In the aforementioned Weibo post, the company does say that they are launching the Honor 9X ‘series’ and not just a single handset. It is, therefore, certain that we will see both the Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Pro unveiled at the event on July 23. The most recent Weibo post also includes a poster which unfortunately does not have an image of the phones. Let us now take a look at the rumored specifications of the Honor 9X – likely the more affordable of the two devices. Note that we still do not have the confirmed specs of either of these devices

Honor 9X, 9x Pro: Expected specifications, features

The Honor 9X, as you might have guessed, will succeed the Honor 8X from 2018. It is expected to feature a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display. Being a budget handset, the Honor X is expected to be powered by Huawei’s new Kirin 810 chipset. This will be one of the first handsets to sport this new SoC. The Honor 9X is also expected to get a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a 24-megapixel primary camera, a secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a third 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, the handset is expected to tote a 20-megapixel selfie camera.  At launch, both the handsets will run Android 9 Pie underneath Honor’s revamped Magic UI. The Honor 9X will reportedly be powered by a 3750 mAh battery and will come with a 10W charger in the box. 

The Honor 9X Pro, which is the pricier of the two is expected to sport a better camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera (Sony IMX 582 sensor), a secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, the Honor 9X Pro may also get a 24-megapixel selfie shooter. This handset is also likely to be slightly larger in size than the Honor 9X and will get a larger 4,000 mAh battery with support for 20W fast charging.

Honor 9X, 9X Pro: Storage versions and expected pricing

While there is still a few days before Honor announces both these handsets, current rumors point at the possibility of the 9X Pro being offered in 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB options. The prices are likely to be around the 1899 Yuan mark for the base variant of the Honor 9X Pro. We still do not have information regarding the pricing and storage variants of the Honor 9X. 

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.