Huawei’s owned Honor has already announced its smartphone lineup of 2018 with Honor 9 Lite, Honor 10, Honor 7A, 7C, and Honor 7X in India. the Shenzhen based smartphone manufacturer is now gearing to announced yet another of its latest offering in the country.
As per latest reports, the company has started sending press invites of a launch event scheduled on July, 24th in India were it is going to announced Honor 9i (2018), rebranded as Honor 9X specifically for the Indian market.
The company has already started teasing the device across its social networking handles with a caption which reads True beauty surpasses every kind of feeling, phrase or emotion. Get ready to behold & experience beauty like never before 💙 Coming soon and hash tag #NoOrdinaryBeauty.
To recall quickly, Honor 9i (2018) was announced last month in China along with the Honor Play. the device is successor to the company’s last year offering Honor 9i (2017) which debut in India last year in October.
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 HiSilicon 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 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.
The Honor 9i (2018) is priced in China 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 in Black, Blue, Green and Purple color options.