Honor 9A and Honor 9S budget smartphones launching in India soon

On: July 23, 2020

Earlier in May this year, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor had launched the Honor 9A and 9S in Russia. The former is a budget-friendly device while the later is an entry-level offering. Now the Chinese brand has partnered with e-commerce portals Flipkart and Amazon for the sale of its upcoming smartphones. 

Amazon is teasing the Honor 9A as one of its Prime Day special launches on July 31st, with sales commencing from August 6th. On the other hand, the Honor 9S will be available on Flipkart, but there is no word on its availability yet. The Honor 9A and 9S are expected to arrive with the same specifications as the Russian variant. 

Honor 9A and 9S specifications and features

The Honor 9A and Honor 9S come with AppGallery instead of the Play Store

Beginning with the Honor 9A, the smartphone features a 6.3-inch waterdrop display bearing HD+ resolution. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a rectangular camera module. The device is offered in Midnight Black and Phantom Blue colour options. The rear camera setup consists a 13MP main sensor, 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth unit. An 8MP snapper is fitted on the front for selfies. 

The Honor 9A is powered by a MediaTek MT6762R chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage with support for additional expansion via microSD card slot. The smartphone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit. It runs MagicUI 3.1 based on Android 10 and comes with the company’s AppGallery. 

Coming to the Honor 9S, the device is an entry-level smartphone. It comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ LCD display surrounded by thick bezels. The device features an 8MP rear camera inside a square-shaped module, while up front, there is a 5MP selfie shooter. The smartphone relies on face recognition to unlock the device.

The Honor 9S is equipped with a MediaTek MT6762 SoC. It packs 2GB RAM and offers 32GB internal storage expandable up to 512GB via microSD card slot. The smartphone is backed by a 3,020mAh battery unit and runs on MagicUI 3.1. The Honor 9S can be availed in Red, Blue and Black colour options.

Honor 9A and 9S pricing and availability

In Russia, the Honor 9A is priced at RUB 10,990 (~Rs 11,300) while the Honor 9S costs RUB 6,990 (~Rs 7,200). We can expect the smartphones to carry a slightly lower price tag in India. 

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.