“The Honor 9X series is a mid-range smartphone lineup and the first from the brand to come with pop-up selfie camera design”
Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro smartphones are finally official. Honor took the wraps off its new mid-range offerings at an event in China today. The two Honor handsets are the first from the brand to come with pop-up selfie camera module. These smartphones also rock the latest 8nm HiSilicon octa-core Kirin 810 mobile platform, which is the same as the company’s flagship Kirin 980 SoC. In addition to this, the Honor 9X series boasts of a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a beefy battery with fast-charging support.
Honor 9X, 9X Pro price
The Honor 9X price starts at RMB 1,399 (~Rs 14,000) for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option and the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variants come with sticker price of RMB 1,599 (~Rs 16,000) and RMB 1,899 (~Rs 19,000), respectively. The handset will go for sale from July 30th in China and interested buyers can pre-book it starting today.
As for the elder sibling Honor 9X Pro, its entry-level 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will set you back to RMB 2,199 (~Rs 22,000), while the 8GB RAM and 256 storage option has been priced at RMB 2,399 (~Rs 24,000). The handset will be up for pre-orders from July 30th onwards, with its sale starting from August 9th in China.
Honor 9X, 9X Pro specifications
The Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro both replicate the design that we saw with the Honor 20 series, at least on the back. The rear panel of the handsets has a gradient finish with a glass layer atop. However, instead of using an arrow-like design, the brand has used an X-shape that stands out for its brightness. The fascia of the Honor 9X series sports a borderless 6.59-inch OLED screen with full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,340p).
Under the hood, both Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro are equipped with 2.27GHz Kirin 810 SoC coupled with liquid cooling, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB user-expandable storage. There is GPU Turbo 2.0 technology onboard for optimised performance while gaming. These handsets come pre-loaded with Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 10 out of the box to take care of the software side of things, while on the battery front, they house an impressive 4,000mAh cell.
While both Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro feature 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 (f/1.8) primary sensor coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor for bokeh shots, there is an additional 8-megapixel wide-angle lens on the Pro variant. The front camera in both the offerings sports a 16-megapixel shooter with an f/2.2 aperture lens for selfies and video calling. A side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock rounds off the specs sheet of the Honor 9X series smartphones.