Huawei’s sub-brand Honor had announced Honor Play flagship phone and the mid-range Honor 9i in June. The glass-bodied Honor 9i was introduced in multiple colors like Magic Night Black, Charm Sea Blue, Jade Green and Purple Fantasy. Among these models, only the Blue and Black variant have been available for buying in China. Today, the Chinese manufacturer has confirmed that it will begin the sales of the Purple Fantasy edition of the Honor 9X from July 2 at 10:08 AM. It will be available with a price tag of 1,399 Yuan (~$211).
The Honor 9i that has a notched display design features a 5.84-inch IPS LCD screen that supports Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels along with aspect ratio of 19:9. The mid-tier Kirin 659 SoC is present under the hood of the smartphone. The 64 GB and 128 GB storage models of the Honor 9i feature 4 GB of RAM.
The Honor 9i also features a microSD slot. The handset is loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 skin. It includes a 3,000mAh battery. The frontside of the Honor 9i features a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The rear panel is flanked with 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera setup. A fingerprint scanner is placed on the backside of the Honor 9i.
The other selling point of the Honor 9i is that it will be blessed with Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology after July 30. GPU Turbo technology is a hardware-software integrated graphics processing acceleration technology that can enhance the overall efficiency of graphics on a smartphone. It can bring significant improvements to the image processing performance on low-end and mid-range smartphones.
A recent report has revealed that the Honor 9i will be also be launching in India in the coming month. Since Huawei had released the Mate 10 Lite as Honor 9i in India, it is speculated that the smartphone could be rebranded as Honor 9X in the country. It is likely to arrive with a price tag of Rs. 15,000 ($217).