HONOR today launched the HONOR 9X, the latest member of its X-series of phones. HONOR had to go to the extremes of taking an the Huawei Y9 Prime (released in May this year) and giving it an HONOR makeover in order to get the phone to ship with Google preinstalled, so the device isn’t really “new” per se.
The device is armed with a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59” HONOR FullView Display, offering an extraordinary user experience at an accessible price point in two colour variants; Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black.
The HONOR 9X, equipped with a 48MP Triple Camera that features an f/1.8 aperture and ½-inch sensor, allows users to capture their extraordinary moments in clarity. Powered by advanced AI algorithms, its AIS Super Night Mode produces helps you take photos in dimly-lit environments, and the inclusion of a 120° Super Wide Angle Camera helps users capture more in every single shot.
The front of the HONOR 9X boasts an immersive 6.59” FullView Display, HONOR’s full screen display technology with no notch or cut-out on the screen, providing a zero distraction viewing experience. Its
LCD screen is one of the largest display on a HONOR device with a 91% screen-to-body ratio.
The device actually retains the chipset from the Huawei Y9 Prime, so it comes with a Kirin 710F processor, instead of the Kirin 810 it’s supposed to come with. Other than that, its pretty standard specs all round: 6GB+128GB RAM, a 16MP pop up selfie camera and a 4000mAh battery. One good thing is that the phone comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, so all you audiophiles can breathe a sigh of relief.
HONOR also showcased is wearables and smart devices, such as the HONOR Band 5, HONOR Band 5 Sport and last but not least, the HONOR Sport PRO Headphones, which comes with a neckband because that design isn’t outdated at all.
To make damn sure that the phone wasn’t the centre of attention, HONOR went the distance by also unveiled its first IoT strategy dubbed and a brand new laptop. The strategy, called “1+8+N”, which implies one HONOR Smartphone, eight categories of in-house devices and indefinite accompanying products from its partners. As for the laptop it’s called the MagicBook Pro and it will be the brand’s first notebook in the Malaysian market.
The HONOR 9X is selling for RM 999 and is available online and in stores.