After a long wait, Honor 9X finally makes its entry into the Indian market. The Honor 9X launched in India is the phone’s global variant and has a variety of features compared to the Honor 9X phone that went official in China back in July last year. It resembles the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) smartphone that was launched in the country last year. The Honor 9X features a triple camera phone at the rear setup that includes a 48-megapixel main snapper and also sports a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. At the event, Honor also launched the Honor Sport Pro and Honor Sport Bluetooth earphones, priced at Rs. 3,999 and Rs. 1,999 respectively.
Honor 9X price in India, availability
The Honor 9X carries a price tag of Rs. 13,999 for the base 4GB + 128GB variant, while the higher-end 6GB + 128GB model will set buyers back by Rs. 16,999. It comes in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colour options, and will go on sale via Flipkart starting January 19, 12am (midnight) onwards in India.
Buyers will get a limited-time discount worth Rs. 1,000 on the Honor 9X’s 4GB + 128GB variant on the first day of sale. Banking offers include 10 percent discount on purchases made using an ICICI Bank credit card and Kotak Mahindra debit or credit card. This offer will be valid from January 19 to January 22, 2020.
Honor 9X Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 9X runs Android 9 Pie with the custom EMUI 9.1 skin on top. It packs a 6.59-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) display paired with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and pixel density of 391ppi. It is powered by the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC paired with up to 6GB of RAM.
The Honor 9X’s triple rear camera setup is highlighted by a 48-megapixel main shooter with an f/1.8 aperture and AIS Super Night mode support. It is an amalgamation of 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Selfies and video calls are handled by a 16-megapixel snapper with an f/2.2 lens, housed in a pop-up camera module.
There is 128GB of onboard storage that can further be expanded via a microSD card (up to 512GB). The phone comes equipped with a 4,000mAh battery with 10W charging support via a USB Type-C port. Connectivity is handled by 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, A-GPS, and GLONASS, while sensors onboard are a fingerprint sensor, compass, ambient light sensor, and gravity sensor. Dimensions of the Honor 9X are 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8mm and it tips the scales at 196.8 grams