Honor 9X Pro with Kirin 810 and Huawei AppGallery launched in India
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor first unveiled the Honor 9X series in China all the way back in July last year. Earlier this year in January, the company launched the Honor 9X in India, alongside the Honor Magic Watch 2 and Band 5i. However, at the time the company didn’t launch the more-premium Honor 9X Pro in the country. After months of leaks and teasers, the company has now finally launched the Honor 9X Pro in India.
Honor 9X Pro Specifications
|Specifications||Honor 9X Pro|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|SoC||HiSilicon Kirin 810:|
|RAM and Storage||6GB + 256GB|
|Expandability||Up to 512GB via microSD|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, side-mounted|
|Front Camera||16MP, f/2.2, pop-up|
|Android Version||EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android 9 Pie|
The Honor 9X Pro is a mid-range device powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 810 chipset, which is accompanied with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage, which is further expandable up to 512GB using a microSD card. It packs in a 6.59-inch display with no notch or hole-punch cutout and minimal bezels on all sides. Much like several other devices from last year, the 9X Pro features a pop-up camera mechanism to house the selfie camera; something that we haven’t seen in many devices launched this year.
Speaking of cameras, the Honor 9X Pro features a triple camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Over on the front, the device has a single 16MP selfie shooter. Rounding off the specifications is a 4,000mAh battery with support for 10W wired charging via the USB Type-C port.
On the software front, the Honor 9X Pro runs EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android 9 Pie but unlike the non-pro variant, it doesn’t include Google Mobile Services or the Google Play Store. Instead, the device ships with Huawei’s alternative to Google Mobile Services and it’s the first device from the company to ship with the Huawei AppGallery.
Pricing and Availability
The Honor 9X Pro will be available exclusively via Flipkart at a price of ₹17,999 (~$238), but users will be able to get the device at a discounted price of ₹14,999 (~$199) during the special early access sale on May 21 and May 22. Registrations for the early access sale are already live and if you’re interested in purchasing the device, you can pre-book it until May 19 to get the extra ₹3,000 discount. Honor has also announced a couple of other launch offers, including no-cost EMI up to 6 months and free one-time screen replacement within 3 months of purchase. The device will be available in two color variants — Phantom Purple and Midnight Black.
Since the Honor 9X Pro has already been launched in other markets, we had the chance to play with the device earlier this year. You can check out our hands-on review of the Honor 9X Pro by following this link or you can check out TK Bay’s video on the device linked above.