Honor X9b Coming to India Soon; Company Shares Drop-Test Teaser

Madhav Sheth gave us the first look at the durability-focused HONOR X9b!

  • HTECH’s CEO, Madhav Sheth, teased the phone’s toughness with drop tests, hinting it’s from the “X” series.
  • Going by its Chinese variant, the HONOR X9b is said to have a Snapdragon 6 Gen-1 SoC, 35W charging and a 108-megapixel camera.
  • HONOR has not revealed the exact launch details of the phone as of now.

HTECH, the brand behind the revival of HONOR in India, is gearing up for the release of its latest smartphone, likely the HONOR X9b. The company’s head, Madhav Sheth, recently shared a teaser hinting at the phone’s durability through a series of drop tests.

Though the teaser doesn’t explicitly name the phone, the unmistakable “X” suggests it’s part of the X-series. The video showcases the HONOR X9b undergoing drop tests from various heights, including waist level, shoulder height, 8 feet, and an extreme height. Surprisingly, the display emerges unscathed, emphasizing its robust build.

This similar drop-test strategy has been used in other markets as well, where the X9b has already launched. For context, let’s take a look at specifications of the Chinese variant of the HONOR X9b.

HONOR X9b Specifications (China Variant)

  • Display: The HONOR X9b features a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a 1.5K resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and an in-screen fingerprint scanner.
  • OS: Running on Magic OS 7.2-based Android 13
  • SoC: It houses the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset.
  • RAM/Storage: The phone comes in 8 GB and 12 GB RAM options with 256 GB of internal storage.
  • Battery: It packs a 5,800mAh battery with 35W fast charging.
  • Rear Cameras: The HONOR X9b houses a 108-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.
  • Front Camera: It has a 16-megapixel front camera.
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The HONOR X9b is listed at CNY 1999 (approximately Rs 23,700) in China. It is expected to be priced at around Rs 30,000 when released in India. However, the company has not provided specific details about the phone’s launch at this time.