The HONOR 9X, which launched in India earlier today is among the most exciting smartphones we have seen in the past few months. Equipped with a pop-up selfie camera, a 48MP triple rear camera setup, and a gorgeous design, this new handset from HONOR is sure to be the darling of millennials across the country. However, those are just a few of the highlights that make HONOR 9X an extraordinary device. There is much more to this handset than what meets the eye. That is why we have decided to give you a full overview of the newly launched HONOR 9X today. Read on to know every major detail about this path-breaking smartphone.

An ultra-advanced 16MP pop-up selfie camera

The 16MP selfie camera of the HONOR 9X is housed in a pop-up module on the top edge of the smartphone to click gorgeous selfies and groupfies. The camera will really take your Instagram game up a notch. This nifty snapper is quick to summon, and its presence allows the phone to have a truly full-screen display, without any unsightly notch or punch-hole. In order to capture the perfect selfie, this 16MP camera comes with several AI features that include face beautification and 3D portrait lighting.

In addition, HONOR has taken full care in ensuring that this pop-up camera is not damaged easily. Its Intelligent Fall Detection system identifies when the phone is in free-fall and quickly retracts the camera to avoid any damage to it! Then there is Downward Pressure Protection, which guards the pop-up camera module from external pressure and unwanted pushes. The HONOR 9X’s pop-up camera also offers protection from dust, and even light splashes of water so you don’t have to worry about capturing selfies in light drizzles or on the beach!

Versatile 48MP triple camera

A vertical strip on the rear surface of the HONOR 9X is home to the wonderful smartphone’s triple camera setup. The primary snapper is a 48MP f/1.8 sensor that is equipped with a regular wide lens. The second rear camera onboard the HONOR 9X is for capturing ultra-wide-angle shots. This 8MP snapper has been fitted with a 120-degree wide-angle lens that truly expands what you can fit within the frame. Apart from these two cameras, the HONOR 9X features a 2MP depth sensor, which will deliver to you the perfect portrait shots.

HONOR 9X also gets the AIS Super Night Mode for capturing highly detailed photographs in low-light conditions. The presence of Artificial Image Stabilization ensures that your photographs and videos remain free from unwanted shakes, even if you move around while capturing the shot. Speaking about videos, this device’s main camera supports the capture of slow-motion videos at an ultra-smooth 480fps frame-rate.

The rear camera setup lets you access 3D lighting effects to make your portrait shots look professional — it is truly a Pro-grade Camera. In fact, the AI game of this triple camera setup is so strong, it can recognize 22 different categories across 500 different photography scenarios to tailor the camera settings accordingly.

A gorgeous display

As we said, the presence of a pop-up mechanism allows the HONOR 9X to have the display cover the front surface entirely, with the 91 percent screen-to-body ratio leading to an immersive experience like never before. The display measures a huge 6.59 inches (16.73 cm) and sports Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution. An AI Video Enhancement feature complements this package — this HDR-like function adjusts the display’s contrast in order to enhance the details in excessively bright and dark areas. The display on the HONOR 9X is tailored to go easy on your eyes. Its TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Mode filters blue light out with an aim of reducing the strain on your eyes — no more irritation on the eyes during your Netflix marathons!

Superior design

HONOR 9X is easily the flashiest smartphone you will lay your eyes on in recent memory, especially the beautiful X-shaped texture on the back. This unique gradient look gives the phone a futuristic appearance. The glass on the rear surface and the aluminum on the sides accentuate the premium feel. A fingerprint scanner placed bang in the center, with the camera cluster being the only other occupant of the rear surface. In the front, you will just see the display, with the minimal bezels making sure your eyes do not stray away from your favorite movies.

Strong performance and ample memory

The HONOR 9X has made its way into India in 4GB and 6GB LPDDR 4X RAM options, both coupled with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. On top of that, it also holds a micro SD card slot, which lets you add 512GB of additional storage. That is more than enough space for all your photos, videos, documents, high-end games, and apps. What’s more, the UFS 2.1 storage and LPDDR 4X RAM mean the files and apps open faster than ever before!

Powering the phone is the superlative octa-core Kirin 710F chipset, which has clock speed of 2.2GHz to handle all the apps and the Mali-G51 MP4 GPU to manage the graphics. This combination makes for ultra-smooth performance in daily use, making multi-tasking a breeze on this device. Then there is the GPU Turbo 3.0 technology, designed to reduce lag during your intense gaming sessions for a full-frame gaming experience.

Keeping everything running will be the 4,000mAh battery, which is big enough to ensure you don’t run out of juice in critical moments, whether it’s a PUBG battle or a Netflix binge session. Backing it up is support for 10W fast-charging, which means the HONOR 9X is not plugged to the wall for too long. This HONOR smartphone also ships with the beloved headphone jack and USB Type-C port!

Conclusion

Starting at just Rs 13,999, the HONOR 9X truly promises to be a spectacular smartphone from HONOR’s stable that doesn’t make a big hole in your bank account. Moreover, at this price, there is no smartphone that will offer such a great combination of dazzling design, pop-up selfie camera design, and unstoppable performance.

But there are instant discounts to make the deal even sweeter! On the first day of the sale, i.e. Jan 19th, buyers will get a flat Rs 1,000 off on the HONOR 9X. And if you have an ICICI Bank credit card or a Kotak Mahindra Bank debit or credit card or a Kotak Mahindra Bank debit or credit card, you can get additional 10 percent instant discount from Jan 19th to 22nd. These wonderful offers will make the HONOR 9X easier on the pocket — in the first sale, the price of the smartphone’s 4GB + 128GB variant will go down from Rs 13,999 to just Rs 11,699 after combining both offers. Similarly, the 6GB + 128GB variant will see its price go down from Rs 16,999 to Rs 15,299 after applying the launch day and ICICI Bank offers.

That’s quite a steal considering the features and design of HONOR 9X! So what are you waiting for? Mark January 19th in your calendar as the day you purchase your next smartphone.

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