Honor 9X Pro spotted receiving certification in Russia

“Honor 9X Pro is expected to come with 10W charging support, and have a model number HLK-L41”

Amidst the US trade ban, its business as usual for Huawei and its sub-brand Honor. After the Honor 9X received China’s 3C certification recently, the Honor 9X Pro has now been certified in Russia, suggesting the imminent launch. It looks like Honor is also jumping the Pro bandwagon, ditching the ‘Max’ branding it used for Honor 8X in 2018. Unfortunately, the listing doesn’t reveal any details of the phone, except for the model number HLK-L41 for the Honor 9X Pro variant, and HLK-AL10 for the standard model. The Honor 9X was certified with a 10W charger, similar to the Honor 8X. This means it might not support fast charging speeds.

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Honor 9X Pro

Furthermore, given that the Honor 8X series already packs a massive 6.5-inch and 7.12-inch screen sizes, it is possible that Honor might retain the same and boost the internals with more RAM and ROM configurations and better overall design. It is likely to feature the same waterdrop notch or opt for a punch-hole or slider design for the first time in the budget segment. Honor might retain the same Kirin 710 SoC, but it’s about time the brand launched an upgraded chipset. Other specifications, such as cameras and battery, might also see an upgrade. At this point, it’s just speculations, so we suggest you take this with a pinch of salt until an official announcement is made.

To recall, the Honor 8X packs a 6.5-inch full-HD+ display, comes powered by the Kirin 710 SoC paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It boots Android 9.0 Pie based on EMUI 9.0 custom skin and has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. A 3750mAh battery fuels the phone.

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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5



  • Full-screen display
  • All-day battery life


  • Dated processor
  • Android 9 software
  • Average cameras
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