Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has today also unveiled the Honor 9i (2018) along with Honor Play in China. the device is successor to the company’s last year offering Honor 9i (2017) which was launched in India in October. the device is available in 64GB and 128GB storage options.
The company has also promised to bring GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration technology to Honor 9i (2018) via a software update over-the-air by 30th July. The GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration technology offers smoother and faster gaming experience by increasing graphic processing efficiency on the device.
Honor 9i (2018) Specification
The Honor 9i (2018) sports a metal frame with mirror finish at the back. it bears a 5.84-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 IPS display with a notch, 2.5D curved glass along with a pixel density of 432 PPI. the device is powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) paired with 4GB of RAM and MaliT830-MP2 GPU. it comes with 64GB/128GB onboard storage, and supports expandable memory up-to 256GB via MicroSD card support. the device runs on EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo update and is backed by an 3,000 mAh Li-Polymer battery and claims to offer a standby time of up-to 23 days, talktime of 21 hours, Music playback of up-to 88 hours and Video playback up-to 14 hours. the device has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and comes with Face Unlock feature. it also comes with Huawei Histen Audio Processing Technology.
In the camera department, the device sports a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary rear camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera with CMOS, PDAF & LED flash. it also supports beautify algorithm, Portrait mode, Panorama mode, HDR, Time-Lapse, Smile capture, Voice-activated picture and Facial recognition technology. the rear camera offers photo resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels. on the front, there’s an 16-megapixel selfie shooter with Face Beauty mode. both, the camera are capable of capturing Full-HD (1080p) video recording.
Connectivity option includes Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS, FM Radio, Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support, and 3.5mm audio jack. it also on-boards sensor including Gravity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, and Proximity sensor. the device measures at 149.2 × 71.8 × 7.7mm and weights at 152 grams.
Honor 9i (2018) Pricing & Availability
The Honor 9i 2018 is priced at CNY 1399 (approx Rs. 14,600) for the 64GB storage variant and CNY 1699 (approx Rs. 17,800) the 128GB storage variant. the device is available for pre-booking and will go on sale starting from tomorrow in Black, Blue, Green and Purple color options.