Honor has launched its latest mid-range smartphone Honor 9X in the Indian market. The phone starts at Rs. 13999 and will be amiable from Flipkart.

The HONOR 9X features a versatile 48MP AI Triple Camera setup with f/1.8 aperture and ½-inch sensor to boost image resolution and quality, prioritizing functionality to help users capture every precious moment. The 8MP Super Wide Angle Camera (120 degree) on the device will help users capture a broad and extensive view, while the 2MP depth-assist lens will enable the depth of field recognition technology to create multi-dimensional photos. The Super Slow Motion mode facilitates to shoot videos at 480fps with up to 16x slow motion. To handle the limitations of night photography, HONOR 9X is loaded with an intelligent all-in-one solution, offering AIS Super Night Mode, 4-in-1 light fusion technology and AI Stabilization.

Honor 9x Nora Fatehi at the launch

The AI feature in HONOR 9X uses specific algorigthms to produce ultra clear and more vivid yet realistic images. It can recognize 22 different categories in 500 different scenarios. Other AI features include AI handheld detection, AI light detection, AI processing for utmost clarity and AI video stabilization, for the consumers to shoot like professionals.

With 9X launch, HONOR has also introduced its first smartphone having a 16MP AI pop-up front camera to capture stunning selfies equipped with 3D portrait lighting. Armed with AI Video Stabilization features, the device enhances the traditional concept of Electronic Image Stabilization to remove unwanted hand-shakes and restore video quality. Thanks to the intelligent features that enable quick retraction of the pop upon fall detection, protection against external pressure or unwanted push and, anti-dust and splash mechanism, the consumers will be able to explore the full-potential of the device without worrying about such mishaps.

Further, HONOR 9X comes with 16.7 cms (6.59-in) HONOR Full View Display. For the consumers to enjoy its maximum potential, HONOR has packed the product with Dynamic Range Enhancer, a video enhancement technology normally limited to premium smartphones. Designed with a unique TÜV Rheinland-certified Blue Light Filter, the HONOR 9X effectively minimizes the harmful blue light radiation emitted to prevent eye fatigue. The back of the device features a unique X-shaped texture, which gives an elegant appeal to its design.

Keeping in mind the gaming enthusiasts, HONOR 9X maximizes in delivering a seamless experience with the recently announced UFS 2.1 Storage & EROFS File System, improving the random read speed by 20% while memory space is expanded by 14%. Equipped with the GPU Turbo 3.0 technology to boost the device’s gaming capabilities, it supports 25 global games including PUBG, ASPHALT 9, NBA 2K19, Mobile Legends, Fortnite, FIFA Mobile and Modern Combat 5.

There are also a few launch offers. Here is the list.

  • 10% instant discount on ICICI Bank Credit cards and Kotak Debit and credit cards from Jan 19 to 22
  • Rs. 2200 instant cashback as vouchers and 125GB additional data for Jio users
Honor 9x popup selfie camera

HONOR 9X specifications

  • 6.59-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Kirin 710F 12nm with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.1.1
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 48MP rear camera with LED flash, 1/2″ sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 163.1×77.2×8.8mm
  • Weight:206g

Honor 9X will compete directly against Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme 5 Pro. Here is the comparison link to check.

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