Honor 9X launches in India, prices start at ₹13,999 ($197)

Joanna Estrada
January 14, 2020

Honor Band 5i is a fitness smartband that has a 0.96-inch touch display.

In the camera department, Honor 9X has a triple camera array at the back with a 48MP main camera featuring an f/1.8 aperture lens.

Honor also showcased two new smartwatches - Watch Magic 2- that will be launched alongside the smartphones in India next month.

Honor is scheduled to host a launch event in New Delhi today, where it will be unveiling three new products for the Indian market - Honor 9X (first impressions), Magic Watch 2 and Honor Band 5i. We are embedding the live stream video below for your convenience.

Honor 9X will be available for purchase in India starting January 19, exclusively via Flipkart. However, these wearables are also believed to be priced similar to the Chinese pricing. The Chinese prices were CNY 1,399 (about Rs 14,400) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and CNY 1,599 (about Rs 16,400) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.

Honor 9X comes in two colours - Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black.
The Honor Magic Watch 2 was launched at CNY 1,099 (about Rs 11,200) for the 42mm variant and CNY 1,199 (about Rs 12,200) for the 46mm variant. Meanwhile, the Honor Band 5i was launched at CNY 159 (about Rs 1,600).

The phone sports a large 6.59-inch FullView Full HD+ display without any notch or hole-punch cutout. Under the hood, the phone has octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC, paired with up to 6GB of RAM. The other cameras on the back include an 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP lens for depth mapping. You can read our detailed written review of the Honor 9X to learn all about it. The connectivity features include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm audio jack. Honor 9X also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and an "AI Signal Enhancer".

It is likely that Honor may launch a distinct variant over what it launched in China. So stay tuned for official details.

The Honor Magic Watch 2 features a 1.2-inch and 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display on its 42mm and 46mm variants respectively. The smartwatches are powered by Kirin A1 SoC, and as Honor claims, the customised chipset allows the watch to offer up to two weeks of battery life.

The watch also has swimming heart rate monitor, and it comes with up to 50 m water resistance. As for selfies, the Honor 9X features a 16MP pop-up camera with support for 3D Portrait Lighting. Further, there is 5ATM water resistance.

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