Honor 9X global edition tipped to ship with Kirin 710F and 48MP primary camera

“Honor 9X series comes with Google certification, and this means they have Google Suite of apps pre-installed”

Honor 9X is scheduled to be unveiled in Europe very soon. The series was initially launched in China back in July, and they do come with Google certification, and this means they have Google Mobile Suite of apps pre-installed. However, unlike the Chinese variant that came with the latest Kirin 810 SoC, the global variant will be powered by Kirin 710F SoC and will flaunt a 48-megapixel primary camera. It borrows key hardware specifications from the Honor 9X Pro while dropping the Pro moniker. The handset features a holographic X pattern on the rear panel; Honor is calling it Halo Gradient.

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Honor 9X and 9X Pro specifications

Honor 9X
The Honor 9X features a holographic X pattern on the rear panel, Honor is calling it ‘halo gradient’

Honor 9X and 9X Pro flaunt a 6.59-inch full HD+ display with 2,340 x 1,080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass display. They come with GPU Turbo 2.0 and liquid cooling technologies for optimised performance while gaming. The Honor 9X Pro model packs 8GB RAM with up to 256GB internal storage, while the standard Honor 9X comes in three variants: 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB storage that is further expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. The handsets run on Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1 custom skin on top.

In terms of optics, the Honor 9X Pro features a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. While the regular Honor 9X rocks dual camera setup with 48MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth camera with LED flash. For selfies and video chats, both Honor 9X and 9X Pro pack a 16MP shooter. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock for security. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. A 4,000mAh battery fuels the handset.

Key Specs

Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710F | 4 GBProcessor
6.59 inches Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
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Best Competitors

Honor 8X Rs. 13,399
Honor 9X Pro Rs. 14,349
Realme X Rs. 17,949
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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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