Honor has introduced two new smartphones aimed at demanding users. The 9X and 9X Pro handsets combine a large All-View display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, a high-end SoC, a 48 MP camera, and a number of other premium technologies currently found primarily on expensive devices. In the meantime, the Honor 9X will start at around $180 in China.
Equipped with a 6.59-inch IPS LCD display featuring a Full-HD+ resolution, the Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Pro smartphones are based on the HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC that is made using TSMC’s 7 nm process technology and packs eight general purpose cores (two Arm Cortex-A76 + six Arm Cortex-A55) as well as Arm’s Mali-G52 MP6 GPU (enhanced with GPU Turbo 3.0 technology). Depending on exact model, the Honor 9X features 4 or 6GB of RAM as well as 64GB or 128GB of storage, whereas the Honor 9X Pro comes with 8GB of RAM as well as 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.1 NAND flash.
Imaging capabilities of the Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Pro have a lot in common, but also have differences. The 9X has a dual-module main camera with a 48 MP RGB sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens and a 2 MP depth sensor, whereas the 9X Pro comes with a triple-module main camera with a 48 MP RGB sensor, a 2 MP depth sensor, and an 8 MP wide-angle sensor. Both handsets are also equipped with a 16 MP pop-up selfie camera.
As far as battery life is concerned, Honor’s 9X-series smartphones come with a 4000-mAh battery that enables up to 10 hours or gaming.
Being aimed at the younger audience, Honor’s 9X series features a 3D gradient X-shaped glass back finish and will be available in various colors, including black, red, and sea blue.
Honor began to take pre-orders on its 9X and 9X Pro smartphones in China on July 23 and will ship the hardware on July 30. The Honor X9 starts at RMB 1399 (around $180), whereas the 9X Pro starts at RMB 2199 (around $280).
|Honor’s 9X Series Smartphones|
|SoC||HiSilicon Kirin 810
2x Arm Cortex-A76
6x Arm Cortex-A55
|GPU||Arm Mali-G52 MP6 GPU|
|DRAM||4 or 6 GB RAM||8 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB or 128 GB
|128 GB or 256 GB
|Display||6.59-inch IPS LCD
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
|Depth||2 MP||2 MP|
|Selfie Camera||Pop-Up 16 MP f/2.0|
3.5-mm audio jack
|Wireless (local)||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC|
|Cellular||4G/LTE Cat 12 (600/50 Mbps)|
|Features||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor|
|Dual-SIM||Single or Dual|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 (Pie) with Huawei’s EMUI 9.1|
|Launch Price||In China: RMB 1399
|In China: RMB 2199
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Sources: Honor, GSMArena