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Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor has unveiled its first set of phones with pop-up selfie cameras – the Honor 9X and 9X Pro. Both phones are almost same, except that the Pro variant has extra camera on the rear, plus more RAM and storage.

The 9X phones features a 6.59-inch IPS LCD screen with 1,080 x 2,340px resolution, similar to Huawei’s P Smart Z. The full-screen design is thanks to the pop-up selfie camera with a 16MP sensor (f/2.2).

The Honor 9X Pro features a triple camera with a 48MP main sensor (f/1.8, 1/2” Quad Bayer sensor with 0.8µm pixels). It’s joined by an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The non-Pro model loses the ultra-wide cam.

Both phones are powered by the new Kirin 810 chipset, same as the Huawei Nova 5. This chipset has an octa-core CPU (2x A76 at 2.3GHz, 6x A55 at 1.9GHz) and a Mali-G52 GPU. You’ll get Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1 out of the box (complete with GPU Turbo 3.0).

The Pro model comes with 8GB of RAM and offers a choice of 128GB and 256GB storage (UFS 2.1). The Honor 9X starts at 4/64GB but also has versions with 6GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB storage. Both models have a microSD slot (up to 512GB).

The battery has 4,000mAh capacity but no fast charge – the USB-C port tops out at 10W. Next to it is a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s a fingerprint reader is on the right side of the phone.

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Honor 9X Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat12 600/50 Mbps

Launch Date

  • Announced: 2019, July
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, July

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm (6.42 x 3.04 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 206 g (7.27 oz)
  • Colors: Magic Night Black, Charm Sea Blue, Charm Red
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Honor 9x in colours
Honor 9x in colours

Display

  • Type: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1

Hardware

  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52
  • Storage: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 64/128GB, 6GB RAM
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 512 GB

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual (48 MP, f/1.8 (wide), 1/2″, PDAF + 2 MP (depth sensor))
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0
  • Video: [email protected]

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Multimedia

  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Other Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
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Battery

  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Charging:

Honor 9X Price and Market Availability

The Honor 9X will be available in China as from July 30 in several colors. Fittingly, the coating on the back reflects the light in an X pattern.

Here are the Chinese prices, plus a direct conversion to dollars/euro. Obviously the actual US/European prices will be higher if and when Honor brings the 9X abroad.

Honor 9X Models CNY USD EUR
4/64GB 1400 $205 €180
6/64GB 1600 $230 €210
6/128GB 1900 $275 €250

Honor 9X Review Rating

Not yet reviewed.

TellForce Blog Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Not available.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the Honor 9X are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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