Honor 9X smartphone launches in Russia, coming soon to the Netherlands
Huawei’s subsidiary Honor launched the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro in China earlier this year. The devices packed in some impressive specifications and featured a modern design with a notch-less display up on the front. To make room for the display, Honor also put the selfie camera in a pop-up module at the top. In the camera department, both devices featured a 48MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. However, the Honor 9X Pro received an 8MP ultrawide lens as well. Despite the fact that Huawei’s Android license was already revoked, the company confirmed that the Honor 9X would also make its way over to the UK and Europe, although leaked renders revealed that the phones would have a slightly different design. Now, Honor has launched the 9X in Russia, with a launch in the Netherlands to happen soon.
Interestingly, the specifications of the Honor 9X launched in Russia/Europe don’t match those of the 9X/9X Pro sold in China. It looks like this Honor 9X is actually a rebranded Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus and we suspect that this was done so that the company could ship the device with Google Play apps and services on board.
|Dimensions and Weight||163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm;
|Display||6.59″ FHD+ (2340x1080p) IPS-LCD;
|SoC||12nm HiSilicon Kirin 710F|
|RAM and Storage||4GB + 64GB;
Expandable up to 512GB through dedicated microSD card slot
|Rear Camera||48MP, f/1.8 + 8MP, f/2.4 120-degree ultra-wide + 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor|
|Front Camera||16MP, f/2.2|
|Android Version||EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie|
As you can see in the spec sheet above, the Honor 9X launched in Russia packs in a Kirin 710F chipset, instead of the Kirin 810 chipset found in the one launched in China. However, it features a similar camera setup and notch-less display. On the design front, this device features a fingerprint sensor in the center of the back panel. In contrast, the 9X launched in China featured a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Along with the device, the company is launching a variety of wearables in the country, including the Honor Band 5 Sport and the Honor Sport Pro headphones. Additionally, Honor has also launched its online shopping platform in the Netherlands following recent success in China, Russia, and Malaysia.
Honor 9X – Pricing and Availability
The Honor 9X will be up for pre-orders in Russia starting from October 25. The device has been priced starting at RUB 18,990 (~$297) for the 4GB/64GB variant. The device will be available in two color variants – Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue. As of now, we have no information on the pricing and release date for the Netherlands.
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