Overview of the new Honor 9X and 9X Pro: top design at the lowest price

Continuing the topic of the main new products that were announced today by Honor in China, it is worth noting in addition to

Honor Band 5 and two new Honor 9X smartphonesand 9X Pro. This pair has received a top-end design from the front, without any unnecessary cutouts on the screen. Plus, the selfie camera has a pop-up mechanism. We will discuss the characteristics of the new products in more detail below.

Honor 9X and 9X Pro: Review

The design of Honor 9X involves a combination of glass andmetal There is an X-shaped pattern on the back glass surface of the case cover, which makes it particularly attractive. Available colors — blue, red, purple, black.

In front of the phone is no less beautiful: the display occupies the entire front surface, there are no eye irritating cuts on the screen. This is a real full-screen smartphone that brings an unforgettable viewing experience. He has been certified by TÜV Rheinland to protect his eyes in low light.

  • dimensions: 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm
  • weight: 206 grams
  • 7nm Kirin 810 chipset

Naturally, to achieve thisThe impressive screen had to sacrifice the selfie camera and integrate it into a separate retractable mechanism. It uses the pop-up camera design, which is currently gaining traction. Of course, the manufacturer has provided smart protection for the camera against falling. If the phone falls, it automatically retracts. Honor 9X Pro has a 6.59-inch IPS LCD display. It offers a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution.

As for the fingerprint scanner, it is noton the back of the case and not under the display. The manufacturer chose to hide it in the side power button, assuring us that it now works much faster and more accurately.

Under the hood, the Honor 9X has a 7nm Kirin 810 chip.By the way, this is the only chip in the world that can beat the Snapdragon 855. As we heard earlier, the phone supports Ark compiler as well as EROFS Super File System. As for memory, the younger model has 6 GB Ram / up to 128 GB of internal memory, the older one is equipped with 8 GB RAM + 256 GB UFS 2.1 flash memory. The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh.

It’s worth saying a few words about the camera.Honor 9X is equipped with a dual camera with a 48-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel sub-sensor. At the same time, Honor 9X Pro is equipped with a vertical triple camera setup with 48MP camera + 8MP super wide-angle lens + 2MP CMOS. Apart from the number of outstanding camera options, this phone is equipped with an algorithm that is comparable to night vision. The Pro version offers better performance in the dark than competing products. Additionally, the Honor 9X series supports AIS Handheld Super Night View 2.0 mode, which automatically detects a tripod and has a maximum exposure of 30 seconds. Stabilization also works for video recording. The selfie camera has 16 megapixels and supports artificial intelligence capabilities.

Honor 9X will not have problems starting largeapplications or games thanks to the Kirin 810 chip. But it also means that the phone must support good heat dissipation. In particular, the Honor 9X Pro is equipped with a liquid-cooled THE NINE and better temperature control.

Honor 9X series supports smartAI 2.0 connectivity: Link Turbo, AI intelligent dual Internet access card, AI intelligent antenna, VoLTE 4G dual transmission, AI 4G fast signal restoration and AI intelligent base station selection. You can also activate the built-in voice assistant with the touch of a button. Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack. Operating system Android 9 Pie based on EMUI 9.1.1.


Honor 9X and 9X Pro are available by priororders in China. Honor 9X will appear on the market on July 30, and the Pro version will be available from August 9. Below are the prices for various variants of Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro smartphones:

Honor 9x

4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage — 1399 Yuan (~$203)

6 GB RAM + 64 GB — 1599 Yuan (~$232)

6 GB RAM + 128 GB — 1899 Yuan (~$276)

Color options: Phantom Blue, Phantom Red and Magic Night Black

Honor 9X Pro

8 GB RAM + 128 GB — 2199 Yuan (~$319)

8 GB RAM + 256 GB — 2399 Yuan (~$348)

Color options: Phantom Purple and Magic Night Black