The Honor 9X was introduced in China back in July, but it wasn’t until October that the device was introduced in the European market. Well, according to Honor Malaysia, the mid-range smartphone is expected to be launched on our shores “very soon.”
However, no specific launch date for the Honor 9X was given by the phone maker, but if we were to take a guess, there’s a good chance the device will be introduced here sometime this month. After all, it’s been a while since Honor launched a new smartphone locally; the last phone the company unveiled here was the Honor 20 Pro.
What makes the Honor 9X particularly interesting it its all-screen design. Thanks to the use of a 16MP f/2.2 pop-up motorised camera, there’s no need to make room for the selfie camera on the front of the phone. As a result, you don’t have any notch or hole-punch cutout on the 6.59-inch 2340 x 1080 IPS FullView display.
While the 1080p display doesn’t sound particularly impressive, it will help with battery life. Considering the fact that the Honor 9X has a generous 4,000mAh battery, it should be able to offer above average battery life. Plus, Honor smartphones are generally quite long-lasting.
If you’re wondering, yes, the Honor 9X will come with Google’s full suite of apps and services, including the Play Store, YouTube, Google Maps, and so on. It’s really quite interesting, given Huawei’s – and by extension, Honor’s – current debacle with the US government.
In the camera department, the Honor 9X sports a triple camera system. The primary shooter is a 48MP f/1.8 unit, which uses pixel binning to improve camera performance. As a result, the phone outputs 12MP images. The other two sensors, on the other hand, are 8MP f/2.4 super-wide angle and 2MP f/2.4 depth cameras.
Other specifications of the Honor 9X include 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot – it can accommodate cards up to 512GB – a rear fingerprint sensor, and EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box.
The Honor 9X, as mentioned, will be coming to Malaysia very soon. Rest assured, we will keep a close eye on the local availability of the mid-range smartphone. It’ll be interesting to see how much the phone will cost here; it goes for 299 euro in the European market, which comes up to about RM1,365. Also, stay tuned for our hands-on of the Honor 9X!