HONOR has brought the AppGallery marketplace to the Indian market with the launch of the HONOR 9X Pro smartphone. Established as the third-largest app marketplace in the world within just two years of its global launch, Huawei AppGallery is already present in 170 countries and is a great way to get your favourite apps, both global and made-for-India. It enters the Indian market with 95 percent of the 150 most popular apps in the country and looks set to revolutionise the mid-range segment with the HONOR 9X Pro. Let’s take a look at all the features that make AppGallery a force to reckon with.
A huge selection of apps
AppGallery offers HONOR 9X Pro users several million apps to choose from, thanks to the 1.3 million developers onboard the platform. This app distribution platform has become the talk of the town thanks to the way it has redefined the user experience. The seamless experience it offers is unprecedented with the apps of the premium quality so that the customers get only the finest in their smartphone. For this, the company partnered with the top developers of India at the Huawei Developer Day in December last year, with top players joining in immediately.
The list of India-centric app developers has only continued to grow since then, with MX Player, Hungama Play and Hungama Music, Voot, Paytm, Byju’s, Zomato, Grofers, Flipkart, SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Zara, Jio Browser, MapmyIndia, Hide It Pro, Stylish Text, Status Saver entering the platform. Even the government’s Aarogya Setu app for Covid-19 contact tracing is available on AppGallery, so your health is never compromised. All these great apps join the ranks of global giants like such as Truecaller, Spotify, TikTok, Here Maps, Telegram, and so many more on the marketplace.
Curated list of apps
With a huge selection on the platform, AppGallery has made sure HONOR 9X Pro users are easily able to find the best apps. In order to make app discovery a seamless process, the marketplace curates the apps and games that provide the most premium experience to the users. The curation allows the platform to show users the apps that match their location and lifestyle, with rankings helping users find the best of the best apps and games. With that in mind, AppGallery includes Editor’s Recommendations, Top Apps, and the best apps by categories. App marketplaces truly don’t get better than this!
Premium experience with Quick Apps
Many a time, users come across an app that piques their curiosity but they are not sure if it should be downloaded. To make this experience more seamless, AppGallery lets users try out apps without downloading them, thanks to the Quick Apps feature. To use this feature, just search for any app in the gallery and it will show up in the results if the Quick App version of the same is available.
When you tap on the Open button, the app icon will appear on the home screen – the app offers the full, premium experience you get on the downloaded version, all without causing any load on the user experience! In fact, the Quick App version of any app is so light that you can download about 2,000 apps in just 1GB of the phone’s storage space. All the apps get automatic updates too, so you will get all the latest features as the downloaded version.
And when you fall in love with the beauty of Quick Apps, you can simply download the Quick App Centre from AppGallery to check out all such apps HONOR 9X Pro has to offer its users.
A Wish List for all the apps you want
For the apps that haven’t made their way to the AppGallery, HONOR 9X Pro users can simply add them to their Wish List. As the name suggests, Wish List is a feature that lets a user add the apps and games to their wish-list – the user will be notified when these apps and games become available. And to make the entire process even easier, the AppGallery will automatically download them to the phone – it’s that simple!
Apps that are safe and secure
Despite the millions of apps on the platform, AppGallery takes the utmost care to make sure each app and game is fully safe and secure for the users. All apps on the marketplace go through four major types of tests to ensure they offer 360-degree security to the user. These start right from App Registration to Backend Security to Download Security to SafetyDetect. Such steps ensure app downloads are fully secure, and include steps such as integrity verification, signature verification, threat detection, AI-enabled safeguards, and many other measures to stop any attempts at malicious tampering. And everything is in the isolated Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) to protect the users’ sensitive data and privacy.
There’s also Parental Control to ensure apps can be searched on AppGallery in a kid-safe manner. This means the apps beyond the selected age limits, such as 3+, 7+, 12+ etc., will not appear in search results for the marketplace.
How to download apps on HONOR 9X Pro
Downloading apps via AppGallery on the new HONOR 9X Pro is a seamless process – just search for the app and hit install! You will find most of your favourite apps on this marketplace, so you won’t need to worry about missing out on any of your popular apps and games. But in case there is an app you really want but cannot find it on AppGallery, there are many ways to get on your HONOR 9X Pro.
The first way is rather obvious – just download all your favourite apps from your old smartphone to your new HONOR 9X Pro! You can use the Phone Clone app that lets you copy all your data from any smartphone, irrespective of how old it is. Once the app is on both the phones, let the app know which your old smartphone is and which one is new, and follow the instructions. This will let you transfer all your data seamlessly to your new smartphone, HONOR 9X Pro, within minutes.
You can transfer apps and data from old to new phone in a similar manner using the Xender AG Assistant app, which can be downloaded from the APKPure app store. In order to download apps and games from the popular APKPure app marketplace on the smartphone, you just need to give APKPure the permission to download apps to your phone once – after this is done, you’re good to go. This means you will be able to download WhatsApp, Facebook, and many other popular apps with just a few steps!
Take your smartphone experience a step higher with HONOR 9X Pro
All these features of the AppGallery certainly make HONOR 9X Pro an exciting proposition, but the entire experience goes several notches higher thanks to the other features the smartphone offers. The new smartphone sports a gorgeous 6.59-inch FullView display with full-HD+ resolution (1,080x 2,340 pixels) resolution and 92 percent screen-to-body ratio to offer vibrant colours and perfect legibility even under direct sunlight. But HONOR is taking extra care of the strain on the users’ eyes by implementing a TUV Rheinland-certified blue light filter. The smartphone is powered by the 2.27GHz Kirin 810 chipset, which offers 75 percent more processing power and 175 percent better graphics to the users. The liquid cooling system on the phone keeps the phone cool while you enjoy the most rigorous PUBG session!
And there’s Game Turbo 3.0 tech to improve performance by 60 percent while cutting energy consumption by 30 percent. This mode can even recognise various gaming scenarios, activation of special skills, shooting guns, and more to give vibration feedback and make the experience more immersive. All this coupled with the HONOR 9X Pro’s 4,000mAh battery means you can play games like never before and never run out of battery!
And with 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage onboard, you will never run out of memory to play even the most resource-intensive games or the space to store all your photos, videos, and documents. But if you are a TikTok star or a YouTube celebrity and videos take up a lot of space on your phone, the HONOR 9X Pro gives you the option to add another 512GB storage with a microSD card.
Talking about TikTok and YouTube, the HONOR 9X Pro is a photography powerhouse, sporting AI triple rear camera setup that is headlined by a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture for the perfect photos and videos, whether it’s day or night. This sensor is complemented by an 8MP Super Wide Angle lens with 120-degree field-of-view for those ultra-wide-angle shots that you love. Last in the mix is the 2MP depth-of-field sensor that takes beautiful portrait shots that will impress all your friends on social media. On the front is a 16MP pop-up camera that will give you crazy perfect selfies thanks to the 3D Portrait Lighting feature.
A crazy price and even crazier deals
Packing 6GB RAM and 256GB storage, HONOR 9X Pro price is Rs 17,999, which is incredible considering all the crazy powerful features the smartphone offers. But the deal gets a lot sweeter thanks to the Rs 3,000 discount the company is offering to customers who register on Flipkart by midnight on May 19th 2020 by 11:59pm. The deals don’t end here though – HONOR is giving customers one-time screen replacement for three months, meaning the smartphone’s display can easily be replaced if it suffers accidental damage. Making the device even more affordable to buy are the no-cost EMI options offered by various banks. All these make registering for the HONOR 9X Pro Special Early Access Sale on Flipkart is truly a no-brainer! With registrations ending on May 19th 2020 by 11:59pm, the smartphone goes on sale at 12pm on May 21st 2020, so you don’t have to wait long to get your hands on your next smartphone!
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