24 Jul 2019
Honor launches its first mobile phones with pop-up selfie cameras
Huawei's sub-brand Honor has launched two new premium mid-range smartphones in China.
Dubbed as Honor 9X Pro and Honor 9X, the handsets feature an all-screen design, full-HD+ display, pop-up selfie camera, 4,000mAh battery, and mid-level internals.
Notably, the Pro model is slated to go on sale in China from August 9, while the standard Honor 9X will be available starting July 30.
Let's take a look at both the smartphones
To begin with, the Honor 9X Pro and Honor 9X look similar with an all-screen design and a pop-up mechanism for the selfie camera. However, on the back, the Pro model houses triple cameras while the standard Honor 9X features dual cameras.
Moreover, both the handsets sport a 6.59-inch full HD+ LCD display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The Honor 9X Pro houses a triple rear camera setup with 48MP (f/1.8) main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor.
On the other hand, the Honor 9X gets dual rear cameras with 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor paired with a 2MP depth sensor.
Up front, both the handsets sport a 16MP (f/2.2) selfie snapper housed in a motorized pop-up module.
Under the hood
The Honor 9X Pro and Honor 9X are powered by the same HiSilicon Kirin 810 octa-core chipset. However, the Pro model gets 8GB RAM and upto 256GB internal storage, while the standard Honor 9X comes with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage.
Under the hood, both the handsets run Android Pie-based EMUI 9.1 and pack a 4,000mAh battery.
Finally, what about pricing?
The Honor 9X Pro costs CNY 2,199 (Rs. 22,000) for 8GB/128GB variant, and CNY 2,399 (Rs. 24,000) for the 8GB/256GB model.
On the other hand, the Honor 9X costs CNY 1,399 (Rs. 14,000) for the base-end 4GB/64GB model, CNY 1,599 (Rs. 16,000) for the mid-end 6GB/64GB variant, and CNY 1,899 (Rs. 19,000) for the top-end model with 6GB/128GB configuration.
Connectivity options and sensor details
In the connectivity department, both the Honor 9X Pro and Honor 9X come with support for dual-SIMs (Nano), Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, both phones get all standard sensors including accelerometer, proximity, gyroscope, and compass.