Honor launched a smorgasbord of devices including the Honor View30, Honor 9X Pro, Honor MagicBook 14 and 15.6 editions, Honor MagicWatch 2 and Honor Magic Earbuds earlier this year for global markets. While the Honor View30 was the global variant of Honor V30 Pro, the 9X Pro has already been unveiled in China in July 2019 with the same name.
Now, the company has gone ahead and launched the Honor 9X Pro in India. However, just like its global variant, the Indian launch also comes with Huawei’s Mobile Services instead of Google Mobile Services. This means there are no Google apps like the Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, etc will be pre-installed on the phone.
Honor 9X Pro specifications and features
The Honor 9X Pro comes flaunting a glass-sandwich construct with Dynamic X design on the back that reflects light to form an X-shaped pattern on the back. Honor is offering the smartphone in Midnight Black and Phantom Purple colours in India. The smartphone ships with a 6.59-inch IPS LCD display that produces full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. Ticking at the core of the phone is the 7nm Kirin 810 chipset with a dedicated NPU unit and 6GB RAM. The storage offered by the phone is 256GB with a microSD card slot for further expansion.
In the optics department, the Honor 9x Pro coms flaunting a triple camera setup on the back with a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary camera + 8MP wide-angle lens + 2MP depth sensor. The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel elevating camera on the front for selfies. The camera app is loaded with features like AIS Super Night Mode, 3D Portrait Lighting, Video Stabilisation and more.
On the software front, the Honor 9X Pro boots Android 9.1 Pie out of the box and will get updated to Android 10 AOSP in the near future. The phone runs Huawei Mobiles Services instead of Google Mobile Services, which means apps like Netflix, Prime Video, PUBG and more are not available at the moment. Honor has confirmed that WhatsApp is available in the App Gallery, however.
Lastly, for security, there’s a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. Powering the handset is a 4,000mAh battery.
Honor 9X Pro price in India
The Honor 9X Pro will retail at Rs 17,999 in India and will be sold through Flipkart in the country. However, Huawei is offering the handset at Rs 14,999 as the special launch price for pre-booking customers. The e-commerce website will open pre-booking starting midnight till May 19th. The first two sales will take place on May 21st and 25th for pre-booking customers and normal sale will commence post-May 25th.