Honor 9X with pop-up camera and Kirin 710F chipset launched in India, prices start at Rs 13,999

Honor launched the 9X in its home country last July. The Huawei sub-brand has now brought the smartphone to Indian markets. The device has arrived at an affordable price tag. The Honor 9X has an eye-catching design, a pop-up camera and Kirin 710 chipset. The brand’s latest offering retains most of the specifications from its Chinese variant. Let’s find out what the device offers out of the box:

Honor 9X specifications and features

Beginning with the display, the Honor 9X sports a 6.59-inch LCD screen bearing full HD+ resolution. There is an elevating camera module and the phone offers a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. The smartphone comes with TUV Rheinland-certified blue light filter and Widevine L1 certification. In terms of design, the Honor 9X flaunts an X-shaped pattern on its glass rear panel. There is a triple rear camera setup at the top left corner and a conventional fingerprint scanner placed in the centre. The motorised pop-up camera module comes with a built-in drop detection system. The Honor 9X can be availed in either Sapphire Blue or Midnight Black colour options. 

In the optics department, the Honor 9X has a triple camera setup comprising of a 48MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth camera. The Honor 9X features a 16MP front snapper. The smartphone comes with various camera features like night mode, portrait, slow-mo, light painting, super night mode, and pro mode. The device is capable of shooting up to 1080p videos at 60fps. 

Under the hood, the Honor 9X is powered by Kirin 710F SoC. It comes in two variants – 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM, both with 128GB onboard storage expandable to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. Out of the box, the Honor 9X runs EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie, and comes with Google services and apps on board. The device draws its power from a 4,000mAh battery unit. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 3.5mm jack and GPS. 

Honor 9X price in India

The Honor 9X is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 128GB option. The 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs 16,999. It will be available on Flipkart starting from January 19th. ICICI Bank credit card users and Kotak Bank debit and credit card users will be eligible for 10 percent instant discount. Jio users can avail cashback worth Rs 2,200 and 128GB additional data. 

The Honor 9X will compete against the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Vivo Z1 Pro in the price range. 

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.