Honor schedules an event in India on July 24, could launch Honor 9i as Honor 9X

by Jeet 0

Huawei‘s sub-brand Honor recently launched its Honor 10 as well as Honor 7C and Honor 7A smartphones in India. Now, the company is gearing up to launch another mid-range smartphone, Honor 9X, in the Indian market.

Honor has scheduled a launch event in India on 24th July and has already sent out media invites for the same. The invite reads #NOORDINARYBEAUTY in Blue and Purple colors, suggesting a smartphone in different colors and two O’s hints at  the dual rear cameras.

While the company has not revealed which device is plans to launch, it seems that the smartphone is question is the Honor 9i (2018), which is the successor of the Honor 9i launched last year. However, the Honor 9i (2018) is expected to launch as Honor 9X in India.

Honor 9X India Launch Event

The smartphone features a a 5.84-inch Full HD+ notched display with 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Kirin 659 octa-core processor with MaliT830-MP2 GPU and packs 4GB RAM.

It comes in two different storage options — 64GB and 128GB and there’s also a microSD card slot which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB. The phone has a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera setup at the back with phase detection autofocus and a portrait mode.

On the front side, the device comes equipped with a 16-megapixel shooter with artificial intelligence features. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS / GLONASS. There’s also a fingerprint sensor for added security.

The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own EMUI 8.0 custom interface. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery.

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In China, the Honor 9i (2018) is priced at 1,399 Yuan, which roughly converts to $209 and we expect the Honor 9X to be priced similarly in India. It is expected to come in four color options — Black, Blue, Green, and Purple.