Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro With Kirin 810 SoC And Pop-Up Selfie Cameras Launched In China

On: July 23, 2019

Through a launch event in China, Honor took off covers the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro smartphones. Powered by 7nm chipsets, the Honor 9X series smartphones boast a notch-less design, elevating selfie camera and advanced photography capabilities. They come with a starting price of 1,399 Yuan (~Rs 14,000).

Honor 9X Specifications

Honor 9x Pro color variants

The Honor 9X and 9X Pro smartphones are nearly identical on the appearance and specs front. The Honor 9X measures 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8mm and weighs 206 grams. In terms of design, the Honor 9X is equipped with an eye-catching X-shaped pattern on its glass rear.

The 6.59-inch IPS LCD display of the smartphone does not feature a notch. It carries support for full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The TUV Rheinland certified notch-less display display safeguards the eyes of the users from fatigue and harmful blue rays emitted by the screen

The Kirin 810 chipset powers the smartphone with up to 6GB of RAM and it offers an internal storage of 128GB. The smartphone features a microSD card slot for extra storage. EMUI 9.1.1 flavoured with Android 9 Pie comes loaded on the device. There is GPU Turbo 2.0 technology onboard for optimised performance while gaming.

The rear shell of the phone features a dual camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary lens with f/.18 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It comes with features like HDR, AI Handheld Super Night View 3.0, night vision and AI video stabilization. There is a pop-up camera of 16-megapixel powered with AI beauty mode on the front for capturing selfie shots. The 4,000mAh battery of the phone supports charging through USB-C. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the device.

Honor 9X Pro Specifications

Honor 9x color variants

The Honor 9X Pro has the same dimensions as the Honor 9X handset. Other common features include a Kirin 810 chipset, 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, 4,000mAh battery, side-facing fingerprint reader and EMU 9.1.1 based on Android 9 Pie.

The triple camera setup of the Honor 9X Pro phone features a 48-megapixel primary lens with f/1.8 aperture, an ultrawide lens of 8-megapixels and a depth sensor of 2-megapixels. The smartphone will be also equipped with liquid cooling technology for the Kirin 810 SoC. It comes with up 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage.

Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro Pricing and Availability

The Honor 9X series is now available on pre-orders in China. The first sale of the Honor 9X will take place on July 30th whereas the Honor 9X Pro will be available for purchase from August 9th.

The Honor 9X will be available in available in variants like 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. These models are respectively priced at 1,399 Yuan (~Rs. 14,000), 1,599 Yuan (~Rs. 16,000) and 1,899 Yuan (~Rs. 19,000). Its color variants are Magic Night Black, Phantom Blue and Phantom Red.

The Honor 9X Pro comes in two models such as 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. Their respective pricings are 2,199 Yuan (~Rs. 22,000) and 2,399 Yuan (~Rs. 24,000). It can be bought in colors like Magic Night Black and Phantom Blue.

The Honor 9X and 9X Pro will go up against the likes of the Realme X, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro smartphones in China.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.