Official announcement of Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro: Kirin 810, 4000 mAh battery and AI camera for $205

Honor was not deceived and held an official presentation of the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro smartphones.

What's inside

New brains

The devices are 7nm Kirin 810.According to the manufacturer, the chip can hardly be called a flagship, but gamers will be satisfied. During the announcement, there were even live broadcasts from the room in which gamers were playing on the Honor 9X Pro.

The improved 9X is different from its little brothernine-layer cooling system. The ardor of the nine was even compared to Oppo and Vivo smartphones, where the Honor 9X Pro emerged victorious. The manufacturer even dared to compare the Snapdragon 855 with the Kirin 810, which, judging by the tests, is better at accelerating artificial intelligence applications.

In addition, both smartphones will boast a 4000 mAh battery.

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Honor 9X and 9X Pro received a “frameless” bodywithout an “eyebrow”, but with a 16 MP retractable front camera. The main feature is a security system that hides the camera if the sensors realize that the smartphone is falling. Honor 9X received a main sensor of 48 and 2 megapixels, and the Pro version included sensors of 48, 8 and 2 megapixels. The main modules use lenses with an aperture of F/1.8, and the additional modules use lenses with an aperture of F/2.4.

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According to the new tradition, cameras work in pairswith artificial intelligence that helps improve photo quality. The smartphones also received AIS Handheld Super Night View 2.0 shooting mode. With it, the smartphone automatically understands that it is installed on a tripod (or other surface) and can set the shutter speed up to 30 s.

The smartphone also supports HDR with intelligent stabilization, but optical image stabilization is not included.

When to wait and price

Honor 9X will hit store shelves on July 30, but pre-orders are already open. Honor 9X Pro will reach shelves only on August 9, and pre-orders will be available from July 30.

For the base Honor 9X with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memoryasking $205. If you add $30, you can get a version with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB ($235). Honor 9X with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB will cost $275. Honor 9X Pro has 8 GB of RAM and sells for $320 or $350 depending on the amount of memory - 128 or 256 GB, respectively.