Huawei-owned Honor has launched its latest smartphone in India, the Honor 9N. A re-branded version of the Honor 9i (2018) that was launched in China recently, the Honor 9N is priced from Rs 11,999 and will be available in three variants: 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage (Rs 13,999), and 4GB RAM with 128GB storage (Rs 17,999). Both phones will go on sale on 31 July exclusively through Flipkart.
The Honor 9N is similar in specifications to the Honor 9 Lite that was launched earlier this year and is available from Rs 10,999 onwards. However, the biggest change comes in the form of design and the screen. The Honor 9N gets a larger 5.84-inch edge-to-edge screen that stretches all the way till the top edge of the phone. The device also sports a notch for the front camera, earpiece and sensors. You also now get a standard black border at the front, unlike the body-colored non-screen space on the Honor 9 Lite. The phone comes with a Reliance Jio offer that gives customers Rs 2,200 cash back, 100GB of extra 4G data and a Rs 1,200 Myntra voucher on purchase of the Honor 9N.
WATCH: Honor 9N First Look
The second big change is in the front camera, with the Honor 9N sporting a single 16-megapixel camera on the notch, unlike the dual-camera setup at the front on the Honor 9 Lite. The camera gets a bump up to 16-megapixel from the 13-megapixel primary sensor on the older device. At the rear, the Honor 9N continues to sport the same 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel configuration. Both cameras feature AI capabilities, and allow for depth-sensing portrait shots.
Honor 9N Specifications and Features
The Honor 9N is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, and comes with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone runs on EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0 Oreo. You get a 5.84-inch full-HD+ 19:9 IPS LCD screen, with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. The phone also features a fingerprint sensor at the back for biometric security.
Apart from this, the phone features face unlocking, which uses the front camera to grant the owner access to the device based on face recognition. Apart from this, the Honor 9N sports a 3,000mAh battery, with charging and data transfers through a micro-USB port at the bottom. The device also features a 3.5mm jack for audio connectivity, and a hybrid dual-SIM slot that lets you have either two SIM cards simultaneously, or one SIM card and a microSD card for storage expansion.