Honor today launched the Honor 9X, with a 6.59-inch FullView display and triple-camera setup, along with two new wearable products.
Following on from last year’s Honor 8X, the Honor 9X continues to offer an extremely large display that is perfect for gaming or multimedia consumption, while the camera has been given a major uplift from last year’s model.
With a primary 48-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture, the Honor 9X also comes with a 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with 120 degree field-of-view, and a 2-megapixel depth sensing camera for adding bokeh effects.
The camera has a number of standard AI functions, including scene recognition and AI Stabilised Super Night Mode.
By utilising a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera on the front, the Honor 9X has a totally notch-free display, which gives the phone a screen-to-body ratio of 91%. The screen resolution is 2340×1080, giving a PPI of 391.
Both front and rear cameras can record video at 1080p, at 30fps on the front and 60fps on the rear.
The rear of the phone has also been given a major design boost with a dynamic ‘X’ design that reflects and refracts light to create a unique look, similar to the ‘V’ design on the Honor View 20.
The back also houses a fingerprint sensor, marking another change over the Chinese Honor 9X that has a side-mounted power/fingerprint sensor as seen on some Honor 20 series models.
Colours include midnight black or sapphire blue.
Buyers will also be pleased to know that the Honor 9X comes with a USB-C charging port, as well as a 3.5mm headphone port.
The phone is powered by a Kirin 710F SoC, with dual SIM 4G slots, 4,000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB storage – expandable further through microSDXC memory cards.
Some of you may notice the change of chipset over the Chinese Honor 9X, reportedly necessary to allow the inclusion of Google Mobile Services that might otherwise be banned.
There are two Chinese models (9X and 9X Pro), each with Kirin 810. The European 9X has the triple camera setup that matches the 9X Pro, but with the older chipset.
“At Honor, we believe in staying at the forefront of technological innovation and smartphone design in order to provide the best-in-class experiences for our users,
“The introduction of new technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how consumers lead their lives. The Honor 9X with its stellar camera capabilities, stylish design and unrivalled software performance was designed from the ground up for our young and dynamic audience.”George Zhao, President of Honor
In addition to the Honor 9X, Honor also announced the Honor Band 5 Sport, and Honor Sport Pro headphones.
Due to other work commitments, I was unable to attend the briefing for the Honor 9X and have so far not been able to see or use the handset to give my first impressions on it.
If that changes, I’ll add a further story as appropriate.
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