- Honor has launched the 9X in India with a 6.59-inch OLED display
- The smartphone features a 48-megapixel lens based triple camera set-up
- The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging
Chinese phone maker Honor has brought its first phone to the country for the year, the Honor 9X. The latest X series smartphone from Honor has been launched as a competitively priced offering, one that brings with itself one of the strongest spec sheets in the segment.
Among the key highlights of the new Honor smartphone, there’s a 6.59-inch OLED display and Huawei’s Kirin 710F SoC chipset that powers the phone. It also brings with itself Honor’s first pop-up camera set-up. The phone was launched at an event in New Delhi, where the company also announced the Honor Magic Watch 2 and Honor Band 5i.
Honor 9X Price
The Honor 9X has been launched in the country in two variant with the entry variant bringing 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for a price of Rs 13,999 The high-end variant will bring 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It will be priced at Rs 16,999. The device will be made available for purchase exclusively via Flipkart and will go on sale in the country starting January 19. The Honor 9X will be available in two new colours, Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black.
Both the phones will be available at an extra 10 per cent discount using ICICI cards.
Honor Magic Watch 2 and Honor Band 5i: Price
The Honor Magic Watch 2 is available in two dial sizes. The smaller dial size is 42mm, while the larger one is 46mm in size. Both the dial variants will be available in stainless steel and feature two strap colour variants.
The 46mm variant will start at Rs 12,999, while the smaller 42mm one will be available at a starting price of Rs 11,999. The company hasn't announced date of availability, however, it has said the Honor Magic Watch 2 will be made available for purchase in the country soon.
The Honor Band 5i will be sold in India at Rs 1,999.
Honor 9X Specifications
Talking about the device, the Honor 9X has been launched in India sporting a 6.59-inch OLED display and is powered by a new Kirin 710F SoC chipset. This core configuration has been paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The smartphone also gets a traditional fingerprint sensor and face unlock for biometric security. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C.
In terms of cameras, the smartphone brings with itself a triple camera set-up, including a 48-megapixel primary lens paired to a 2-megapixel secondary and 8-megapixel lens to complete the triple camera setup. The phone also features a 16-megapixel selfie camera for clicking selfies. It will house a 4,000mAh battery and support fast charging.
Powering the smartphone is the a 4,000mAh battery which Honor claims brings wit itself fast-charging support.
Honor MatchWatch 2 and Honor Band 5i
At the event, Honor also launched the Magic Watch 2 and Honor Band 5i.
The former comes to India with a 1.39-inch full-color AMOLED touchscreen. It features 4GB internal storage of which 2GB can be used for music storage. The Magic Watch 2 supports 15 goal-based fitness modes and comes with a number of health tracking features. Honor says that the TruSleep 2.0 technology in the smartwatch can precisely diagnose 6 common types of sleep disorders.
It can also detect the users' stress level and help them relax using HUAWEI's TruRelax technology. It is water resistance up to 50 meters and it comes in two sizes - 46mm and 42mm.
Honor Band 5i on the other hand, Honor Band 5i comes with a 0.96-inch colour display running at HD resolution and full touch screen control. The fitness band from Honor also comes with a built-in USB connector. It is claimed to offer 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, oxygen saturation level monitoring, and a virtual trainer. The watch will also come with smart notifications and remote music control.