Honor 9A, Honor Choice TWS Earbuds, and Honor MagicBook 14 Special Bundle launch in Europe with “VIP Day” promotions
Huawei sub-brand Honor today launched the entry-level Honor 9A smartphone, MagicBook 14 Special Bundle, and Choice TWS earphones for the European region during a live stream event. Along with new launches, the company has also announced discounts under the “VIP days” along with benefits under the VIP membership program.
Starting with the smartphone release of the day, the Honor 9A was originally unveiled in China in March this year. The phone runs on Magic UI 3.1 (a rebrand of EMUI 10.1) based on Android 10 but comes with HMS Core instead of GMS Core as a result of the trade ban imposed on Huawei by the U.S. The smartphone comes with Huawei’s App Gallery as a replacement to the Google Play Store.
Internally, the Honor 9A is powered by a MediaTek MT6765 SoC and along with 3GB of RAM. It features 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 512GB using a microSD card. A key highlight of the smartphone is that it is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery. Unlike the Chinese variant, that comes with dual rear cameras, Honor 9A’s global variant features triple cameras on the back including a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP wide-angle, and a 2MP macro camera.
The Honor 9A will be priced at €149.90 (~$170) for the 3GB/64GB variant and will be available across multiple platforms including Amazon and the company’s global store starting July 1st.
Honor MagicBook 14
Honor MagicBook 14 is a portable laptop powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5 3500U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB PCIe SSD storage. As the name suggests, it comes with a 14-inch “FullView” display with slim bezels and weighs only 1.38kg. The MagicBook 14 comes with a 65W charger.
An interesting feature of the MagicBook 14 is the discrete pop-up webcam which can be hidden behind a key when it is not being used. The company will be offering a free Microsoft Office 365 subscription for a year along with the laptop.
The Honor MagicBook 14 Special Bundle will be available for pre-order at a price of €649.90 (~$735) in France, Germany, and the UK starting today until June 30th.
Honor CHOICE TWS earbuds
Honor also announced a new CHOICE lineup of IoT and lifestyle products. The first product in this lineup is CHOICE truly wireless stereo pair of in-ear earphones that come with 24-hour battery life, 7mm dynamic drivers, and dual microphone for noise canceling. The price for these earphones wasn’t announced at the live event.
Honor VIP Day benefits
Honor also announced special benefits for its “VIP” members including:
- Special discounts up to 30% on certain products and zero-ocost EMIs for France, Germany, Italy, and the UK
- Free 15GB Huawei cloud storage for Honor 9A and 9X Pro buyers
- Priority entries to fan meets
- One month of free Huawei Music for all Honor users
- Free shipping on certain devices
- A mysterious “Once-a-life Experience”
These benefits are valid for those who register between June 18th and July 1st on the company’s website.