Chinese smartphone maker, Honor, is rolling out a new software update for the Honor 9X smartphone globally. The new update brings the latest January 2020 Android security patch to the device. The changelog for the update, however, does not mention any newly added features. Also Read - Honor 8X, Honor 10, V10 and Huawei Nova 4 EMUI 10 stable update rolling out now
The latest Honor 9X update bumps up the EMUI build version to V184.108.40.2067 with a size of about 114MB. The new update is based on the old Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.1 OS and brings security enhancements to the device, HuaweiCentral reports. Also Read - Honor 9X Review: Full canvas at a low price
Honor 9X First Look
According to Google’s Android Bulletin, the January 2020 security patch primarily fixes a local malicious application in the device that could have enabled user interaction requirements to gain access to additional permissions. The update also fixes an exploit that could have led to remote information exposure of the device. Also Read - Honor 9X launched in India: Price, offers, specifications, sale date and more
The OTA update is rolling out in a staged process, so it could take a while before reaching all Honor 9X units globally. Users will get a notification to download the update. Alternatively, the update can also be checked by going to HiCare -> Update -> Check for updates. The company has recently pulled off the EMUI 10 beta for the Honor 9X smartphone as well. The device is likely to get the Android 10-based EMUI 10 stable update next month.
Honor 9X features, specifications
The Honor 9X smartphone made its debut earlier this month in India. It flaunts a 6.59-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with FHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device also features a triple-camera setup at the back. This includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a dedicated 2-megapixel depth sensor camera.
The Honor 9X has a HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC and Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. It packs a 4,000mAh battery with Fingerprint support. In connectivity, the smartphone supports Wi-Fi dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G LTE and, USB Type-C port for charging.