The original had launched in India earlier this year. So about a month later, we have news on the Honor 9X Pro’s arrival. Compared to the 9X (review), the Pro variant will showcase a better spec sheet. A recent poster from the company chief’s official Facebook handle confirms the phone will be powered by HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC. But, that’s not the intriguing aspect here.
Honor 9X Pro is said to be the first phone that will be equipped with Huawei’s in-house alternative to Google Play Services. Unless you were living under a rock, you may know of the whole Android-Huawei license issue, all thanks to burgeoning US-China trade tussle. As a result, Huawei was reportedly working on its backup, which we would witness in the form of the HMS and App Gallery.
Honor 9X Pro Specs
Both Honor 9X and 9X Pro were announced in China, way back in July 2019. We expect the brand to release the phone with the same specs and features.
Honor 9X Pro sports a 6.59-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a 2,340 x 1,080 resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Courtesy of pop-up camera, you get a full edge-to-edge frontier.
Inside the pop-up module lies a 16MP front camera. As for the back, there is a 48MP primary sensor paired with an 8MP ultrawide snapper and a 2MP depth unit.
The insides include the aforementioned Kirin 810 SoC, roomed along with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. This is further expandable by up to 512GB. The phone runs on a 4000mAh battery.
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Amongst other things, you also get Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The phone is available in the home market in Magic Night Black, Charm Sea Blue, Charm Red colors.