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Honor launches new phones, laptops and accessories at Barcelona event

Honor today announced the Honor 9X, two MagicBook laptops, Magic Earbuds, new MagicWatch 2 straps and software, built around its 1+8+N all-scenario IoT strategy.

Honor 9X Pro

First up, the Honor 9X Pro is Honor’s first phone to ship without Google apps, using Huawei’s new Huawei Mobile Services engine instead – coupled with the Huawei App Gallery store.

Without the issues surrounding certification that impacted on the global version of the Honor 9X, the 9X Pro now ships with a more powerful Kirin 810 SoC (7nm).

Camera wise, there’s a 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth-assist camera. The pop-up selfie camera is 16-megapixels.

Honor 9X Pro

It has a large (6.5-inch) FullView display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels, plus a 4,000mAh battery.

At the time of writing, the Honor 9X Pro is down as being released in France, Germany, Netherlands, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, so no UK sale just yet. The price for the new phone is €249.

Update: The 9X Pro is coming to the UK and for a limited time it will come with a free Honor Band 5 too!


Honor Livestream


Honor View 30 Pro

Honor also presented the Honor View 30 Pro again, which will also be released in global markets, starting with Russia. Again, no UK date as yet.

The View 30 Pro is powered by the same Kirin 990 SoC that you’ll find inside the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the new Huawei Mate Xs, with a similar camera setup of the Mate 30 Pro for less money.


MagicBooks

The MagicBook laptop line is also coming to the whole world, including the UK, with the launch of the MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 (14 and 15-inch screens respectively).

Honor MagicBook 15
Honor MagicBook 15

With a slim and lightweight design, the laptops will still last plenty of time with up to ten hours on a single charge, each with a fingerprint lock integrated within the power button, and a pop-up webcam along the number row.

Honor demonstrated the power of the laptops with an impressive stunt that saw a quad-bike driven 5 kilometres by the output of fiveMagicBook 14 units.

The MagicBook 14/15 will be available to buy in the UK, France, Germany, Czech Republic and other markets at the end of March, with pricing from €599.


Honor MagicWatch 2 Updates

Honor also launched new EasyFit Series straps for the MagicWatch 2 (available from April at €35.90), along with some new functionality that includes a female cycle tracker to allow women to be more informed about their menstrual cycle.

Existing MagicWatch 2 owners will get an update with an enhanced SpO2 monitor from the end of March.


Honor Magic Earbuds

Finally, Honor finished its event by announcing the Honor Magic Earbuds, which will be available in pearl white or robin egg blue, and sold from April at a price of €129/£119.

Featuring hybrid active noise cancellation and a secure fit, they’re designed to survive any workout. Triple microphones enable the ambient noise cancelling technology to work, as well as enabling excellent call quality.

There’s a great level of bass too, thanks to a 10mm driver unit.

More info: Honor website

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