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Honor teases new smartphone launch in India on July 24

Honor could be launching the Honor 9X in India.

  • Published: July 14, 2018 1:26 PM IST
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Huawei sub-brand Honor has just sent out a media invitation for a launch event it is planning to host on July 24. While the tweet doesn’t mention which smartphone it will be unveiling that day, we’re guessing it to be the Honor 9i, which is said to be rebranded as the Honor 9X for the Indian market.

Honor tweeted about the event, also stating, “The epitome of beauty is coming your way sooner than you think!”. The tweet also includes a teaser video, which comes with a “#NOORDINARYBEAUTY” hashtag. This could be pointing towards the camera quality on the dual-rear camera of the smartphone, which is known to be its highlight.

The Honor 9i is priced in China at RMB 1,399 (approximately Rs 14,300) and RMB 1,699 (approximately Rs. 17,400) for the 64GB and the 128GB storage variants respectively. The phone is also expected to be available in Black, Blue, Green, and Purple color options.

Honor 9x (9i) specifications and features

Based on the Honor 9i (2018) that was launched in China in June, the Honor 9X is expected to come with a 5.84-inch display supporting a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will more likely be powered by the Kirin 659 chipset, which could also be getting support for GPU Turbo tech that can boost performance while playing games. The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and will be available in 64GB and 128GB storage options. Further, it features an expandable storage of 256GB via the microSD card slot.

Coming to the dual-camera setup at the rear, it features a combination of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel image sensors. The phone also features a 16-megapixel front camera with AI enhancements and support for face unlock. Underneath the hood, you can expect it to be fueled by a 3,000mAh battery and run on Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top.

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According to a previous report, the phone is expected to be priced at Rs 15,000, and is likely to be sold exclusively online on Flipkart. Nothing is confirmed yet, but we might get more details on the phone before the launch. We’ll update the space the moment we have more information.

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  • Published Date: July 14, 2018 1:26 PM IST