Huawei offshoot brand Honor will launch its mid-tier Honor 9X phone in India by the end of this year, according to a new PTI report. Given that the Honor 9X was originally launched in July, it will run the complete version of Android with Google Play Store and Google apps – something that Huawei and Honor can’t vouch for in case of recently launched devices.
“We are going to launch Honor 9X by the end of this year in India. It will be on Android,” Charles Peng, who is president, Honor India, was quoted as saying in the report. It is immediately not clear if Honor plans to also launch the Honor 9X Pro in India alongside the Honor 9X.
The Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro are first Honor phones to come with a pop-up selfie camera – which is 16MP by the way – that entails in a near all-screen and no-bezel experience. Both the phones have a lot in common.
The Honor 9X Pro and Honor 9X come with a 6.59-inch 1080p+ display and a Kirin 810 processor under the hood. While the Honor 9X Pro comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage, the Honor 9X tones down a bit with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. Both the phones support expandable storage and run Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.1 software. Both the phones pack massive 5,000mAh batteries.
The key difference comes in the form of cameras. While the Honor 9X Pro has a triple rear camera setup, the Honor 9X has two rear cameras. The primary camera in both the cases uses a 48MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Both the phones also come with a 2MP depth sensor. The Honor 9X Pro, in addition, comes with an 8MP ultra-wide camera.
The Honor 9X Pro starts at CNY 2199 (roughly Rs 22,000) for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage going all the way to CNY 2399 (roughly Rs 24,000) for the top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Honor 9X meanwhile starts at CNY 1399 (roughly Rs 14,000) for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage going all the way to CNY 1899 (roughly Rs 19,000) for the top-end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.