Honor has finally launched the sequel to the Honor 8X launched in September last year.
The recently launched duo, 9X, and 9X Pro are the first Honor phones that come with a pop-up selfie camera despite the fact that the trend has been in the market for a while now.
Both smartphones are mostly identical, except the 9X Pro comes with an extra camera sensor, more RAM and storage.
Design and Display
Both smartphones have an identical design and feature a unique paint job that reflects an ‘X’ pattern. The camera sensors are vertically aligned on the top left and the fingerprint sensor is housed on the side. The duo will be sold in several colors including black, purple, red and blue.
Display-wise, the duo comes with a 6.59-inch display featuring 1080p resolution and a full-screen notch-less screen.
Internal and Storage
Internally, the smartphones are powered by HiSilicon Kirin 810 similar to the Huawei Nova 5. The basic 9X model comes in three variants:
- 4 GB RAM and 64 GB built-in storage
- 6 GB RAM and 64 GB built-in storage
- 6 GB RAM and 128 GB built-in storage
One the other hand, the Pro model has two variants:
- 8 GB RAM and 128 GB built-in storage
- 8 GB RAM and 256 GB built-in storage
Both models have a dedicated memory card slot for memory expansion.
Software-wise, the duo runs on Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1.
Honor 9X features a dual-sensor rear camera with a 48 MP main sensor and 2 MP depth sensor. The Pro version, on the other hand, has the above-mentioned sensors in addition to an extra 8 MP ultra-wide sensor.
On the front, both smartphones feature a single 16 MP shooter.
Battery and Pricing
Both the phones feature a 4000 mAh battery charged over USB type C at 10W. The smartphones will be available for sale in China on 30th July and the current pricing is also for China.
The prices mentioned below are converted from CNY to USD just for the sake of comparison. International prices may vary depending on the region.
- 4/64GB ~$205
- 6/64GB ~$230
- 6/128GB ~$275
Honor 9X Pro
- 8/128GB ~$320
- 8/256GB ~$350
Honor 9X and 9X Pro Specifications
|CPU||Octa-core (2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.27GHz +
6x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.55GHz)
|Octa-core (2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.27GHz +
6x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.55GHz)
|GPU||Mali-G52 MP6 GPU||Mali-G52 MP6 GPU|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 810||HiSilicon Kirin 810|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1||Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE;||2G, 3G, 4G LTE;|
|Display||IPS LCD, 16M colors, 6.59 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution||IPS LCD, 16M colors, 6.59 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution|
|Memory||(4GB/6GB)/(64GB,128GB)||8 GB / 128 GB, 256 GB|
|Camera||Primary: 48 MP + 2 MP||Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP|
|Selfie: 16 MP||Selfie: 16 MP|
|Connectivity||LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,||LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,|
|Fingerprint scanner||On the side||On the side|
|Battery||4000 mAh||4000 mAh|
|Price||· 4/64GB ~$205
· 6/64GB ~$230
· 6/128GB ~$275
|· 8/128GB ~$320
· 8/256GB ~$350