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Honor 9A price, specifications leaked ahead of March 30 launch

India Today Tech     March 24, 2020

Chinese phone maker, Honor, is planning to launch a new smartphone, the Honor 9A in its home country later this month. The smartphone will be launched alongside the Honor 30S that had earlier been announced to launch on the same day.

The information comes courtesy of a listing on China Telecom's website which has indicated the full specifications as well as the price of the Honor 9A. The listing reveals that the Honor 9A will be priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 9,700) in China.

Interestingly, it also takes the lid of the specifications of the device, which according to the listing will see it include a 6.3-inch HD+ (720x1,600 pixels) display with a waterdrop-style notch that will house an 8-megapixel front camera.

At the back, the Honor 9A is said to feature a dual-camera set-up, with a 13-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel lens. The listing further goes on to reveal that the phone could come with a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back panel of the Honor 9A.

Apart from this, the Honor 9A is said to house MediaTek's Helio P35 Chipset, clocked at 2.3GHz. The listing reveals the chipset will also house 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage -- expandable via a microSD slot. For software, the device will come running Android 10-based MagicUI 3.0.1, while there will be a 5,000mAh battery pack to keep the lights on the device.

As mentioned above, the launch event will also see the company take the lid off the Honor 30S. Earlier, the Honor 30S was spotted on China's 3C mobile certification site, with the listing suggesting that the phone will also support 5G.
The listing also claimed that underneath the hood will be a Kirin 820 5G SoC. As for the design of the phone, leaked renders show that the quad-camera set-up on the device will be placed inside a rectangular module on the upper left corner of the back panel.

Of the four, three will be vertically aligned cameras, while a fourth snapper (likely ToF sensor) next to the middle cam, and an oval LED flash. The renders also show a side-mounted fingerprint scanner being used by Honor for the device.


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