Earlier this month, Honor had unveiled the Honor 9i mid-range smartphone alongside the Honor Play flagship phone in China. Fresh information reveals that Huawei’s sub-brand will introduce the Honor 9i with a new name of Honor 9X in the coming month in India.
It is speculated that Honor will be holding an unveil event in India to announce the alleged Honor 9X in mid-July. If the information is true, the Chinese manufacturer may soon roll out invites for its launch event in the next few days.
Last year, Huawei had launched the Mate 10 Lite mid-range phone. The same smartphone was made available in India has Honor 9i. Hence, it seems that Honor has decided to debut the newly unveiled 9i phone as Honor 9X in India. The Chinese manufacturer has recently introduced a permanent price cut of Rs. 2,000 on Honor 7X in the country. This could be another hint that the company could be prepping up to launch the Honor 9X in India.
Honor 9X Specifications and Features (Rumor)
Based on the specs of Chinese Honor 9i, the rumored Honor 9X is expected to arrive with a notched IPS LCD display of 5.84 inches that will support FHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The Kirin 659 SoC is expected to power the smartphone. It is expected to arrive in multiple storage variants such as 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. The models are expected to feature 4 GB of RAM.
The Honor 9X could be equipped with a 3,000mAh battery. For photography, it may feature 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera system and a front-mounted AI camera of 16-megapixel. It is likely to arrive with EMUI 8.0 based Android 8.0 Oreo OS preinstalled.
The 64 GB and 128 GB Honor 9i models are now available in China with respective price tags of 1,399 Yuan (~Rs. 14,500) and 1,599 Yuan (~Rs. 16,600). The alleged Honor 9X could be priced around Rs. 15,000. in India. The 9i smartphone was introduced in color variants such as black, blue, purple and lime in the home country. There is no information available on whether all the color variants will be brought to India.
The Honor 7X turned out to one of the major rivals for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It appears that the forthcoming Honor 9X could be a good competitor for the upcoming Mi A2 Android One phone.
What’s your opinion on the design, specs and features of the rumored Honor 9X smartphone?