Honor 9X Pro launches in India without Google Play Store, priced at Rs 17,999

Honor 9X Pro is the brand's first phone in India to launch without Google apps and services

Highlights
  • Honor 9X Pro specifications include the Kirin 810 chipset and 48MP triple cameras
  • Registrations for the smartphone have begun on Flipkart
  • Honor 9X Pro price in India is Rs 17,999 but registered customers get a Rs 3,000 discount

Honor 9X Pro was launched in India on Tuesday with an affordable mid-range price tag. The newest smartphone from Honor comes with specifications such as Kirin 810 chipset, 48MP triple camera setup, and a notch-less display thanks to the pop-up selfie camera, among other things. The Honor 9X Pro is also notable for being the first phone to launch in India without Google apps and services. Instead, the phone comes with Huawei’s AppGallery, which the company says offers tons of local apps and is also big on privacy. Here’s what you need to know about the Honor 9X Pro price in India, sale date, and specifications.

Honor 9X Pro price in India and sale date

Honor 9X Pro India price is set at Rs 17,999; the smartphone comes with 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. It is available in Midnight Black and Phantom Purple colour options. Consumers who want to buy the Honor 9X Pro can register themselves on Flipkart starting today until midnight on May 19th. The phone will be on sale for registered users between 12pm on May 21st and 12pm on May 22nd; the smartphone will be available during this period at Rs 3,000 discount and with no-cost EMIs for up to six months. This brings down the Honor 9X price in India to Rs 14,999 for registered customers. Buyers will also have the option to return the smartphone within 7 days of purchase and will get a one-time free screen replacement for three months.

Honor 9X Pro specifications

Honor 9X Pro India Launch Price

Honor 9X Pro comes with a unique Dynamic X design on the back of the Phantom Purple colour variant. The smartphone sports a 6.59-inch Panoramic Full-View display with 391ppi pixel density and 92 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powering the Honor 9X Pro is the Kirin 810 octa-core chipset that is made using the power-efficient 7nm process. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage (expandable up to 512GB). The smartphone features a pop-up selfie camera and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. 

Camera specifications include a 48MP primary sensor, assisted by an 8MP wide-angle lens and 2MP depth sensor on the back. Up front, the Honor 9X Pro gets a 16MP selfie camera within the pop-up mechanism. The smartphone houses a 4,000mAh battery. It measures 163.5×77.3×8.8mm and weighs 202 grams. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and USB 2.0.

No Google Play Store on Honor 9X Pro

Talking about the software, the Honor 9X Pro, unfortunately, runs on Android 9.1 with EMUI 9 on top. The company says the phone will get updated to Android 10 AOSP in the future. Additionally, the phone does not come with Google Mobile Services, so you won’t find Google apps and services on board. Instead, you will get the Huawei AppGallery where you will find thousands of apps. Huawei has also partnered with developers in India to offer apps like Aarogya Setu, Paytm, Jio, Airtel, Voot, and so on. Unfortunately, core apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and Prime Video are not available on the AppGallery yet. The company says that the app store will redirect you to the browser sites for some of these apps while others can be downloaded from their official websites.

Key Specs

Honor 9X Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 810 | 6 GBProcessor
6.59 inches Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
Honor 9X Pro Video