Honor 9X Pro is the latest smartphone by the phone-maker in India. Launched rather quietly, this new sub Rs 20k offering from Honor is quite interesting in its own right. It was launched as the company's first Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) powered smartphone globally. And now, it has also become the company's first smartphone in India to come pre-installed with Huawei's AppGallery.
For the uninitiated, the Huawei AppGallery is pegged as a replacement for the Google Play. According to Huawei, the AppGallery aims at providing seamless hardware and software experience to consumers with its "dynamic design and advanced technology, in terms of security, privacy, reliability and performance."
The phone comes running Huawei's 7nm Kirin 810 AI chipset, a 48-megapixel triple camera and a 6.59-inch Honor FullView Display for enhanced user experience with upgrades across performance, gaming and photography.
Here's everything you need to know about it.
Display: The Honor 9X Pro gets a 6.59-inch display with a screen-to-body ratio of 92 per cent, and an IPS-LCD FullView Display working at a resolution of 2,340x1080 pixels.
Chipset: Honor 9X Pro is powered by a 7nm Kirin 810 AI Chipset, the first processor that is built upon Huawei's brand-new computing architecture.
RAM: The phone gets 6GB of RAM.
Storage: The phone brings a massive 256GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 512GB using a memory card.
Rear cameras: For photography, the Honor 9X Pro offers a triple-camera setup. The primary camera is a 48-megapixel primary sensor. This is sat next to an 8-megapixel Super Wide Angle Camera (with 120-degree FOV) and a 2-megapixel depth-assist lens.
Front camera: At the front, the Honor 9X Pro gets a 16-megapixel pop-up camera with EIS.
Battery: The Honor 9X Pro gets a 4,000mAh battery with Type C charging.
The primary focus of the Honor 9X Pro appears to be on providing powerful performance and good gaming experience on the device. For this, the smartphone integrates GPU Turbo 3.0 technology and 6GB RAM, which enhance and improve the gaming and multitasking experience of the users. GPU Turbo 3.0 further enables AI algorithm to strike a balance between heightened image processing performance and energy efficiency.
The other big highlight of the 9X Pro is that it is the first Honor device in India to bring support for Huawei Mobile Services and as a result bring the Huawei AppGallery with it. While this means that the phone misses out on Google Play, there are a ton of new apps that this phone will get which won't be available on GMS-powered devices.
The Honor 9X Pro is available in Midnight Black and Phantom Purple colour variants, exclusively through Flipkart. While the company hasn't announced availability details yet, it is hosting a special early access sale that will run from 21st May 2020 12 pm to 22nd May 2020 at 12 pm.
The price of the Honor 9X Pro has been set at Rs 17,999. However, during the special early access sale, registered consumers will get a Rs 3,000 discount and no extra cost on availing EMI options up to 6-months. Honor is also extending benefits of a one-time free screen replacement offer on accidental damage valid for 3 months and 7 days return policy, from the date of purchase.
To avail of the early access offers, consumers will have to register on Flipkart. The registrations are open already and will close midnight on 19th May 2020.
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