Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro launched: Their very first Kirin 810 phones!

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It was about time for the sequel to the Honor 8X to arrive. And there already were rumors about the upcoming Honor 9X phones before the launch. And launch they did – in three different variants, just like the rumors…well almost. There are actually two phones: the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro. But there are two RAM/storage variants to the Honor 9X. And even besides that, most other rumors seem to hold true.

Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro Overview

While there are two different phones, the 9X Pro is only a very slightly amped-up version of the Honor 9X. Both these phones feature a 6.59″ LCD display with Full-HD+ resolution. Also, the displays have a TUV Rheinland certification, which means it protects the users from harmful blue rays of the screen in the long run. Even in terms of design, with a metal and glass construction and an “X” design at the back, it does look a bit different than other phones out there. In addition, both these phones have no bezels and come with pop-up cameras with 16 MP shooters!

In terms of performance, both these phones run on the Huawei’s latest Kirin 810 processor. This, right now is, supposedly, the best mid-range processor until now, beating even the Snapdragon 730 in terms of benchmark scores. Another similarity includes a large 4000 mAh battery for both of these.

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However, the difference lies in the rear cameras and RAM on them. While the Honor 9X comes with a dual-camera setup of 48 MP primary and a 2 MP depth sensor, the Honor 9X Pro has an additional 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens. And in terms of RAM, the 9X Pro has 8 GB of it whereas the 9X comes in 4 GB and 6 GB models. Also, 9X Pro comes in two storage variants of 128 GB and 256 GB while the 9X clocks out at 64 and 128 GB.

Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro Specifications:

Features Honor 9X Honor 9X Pro
Display 6.59-inch, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080p, LCD display, 84.5% screen-to-body ratio 6.59-inch, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080p, LCD display, 84.5% screen-to-body ratio
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 810 HiSilicon Kirin 810 (with liquid cooling)
Storage 64GB/128GB 128GB/256GB
MicroSD Yes, up to 256GB Yes, up to 256GB
Battery 4000mAh 4000mAh
Rear-Camera Rear: 48MP+2MP f/1.8
Front: 16MP, f2/2 (pop-up camera)
Rear: 48MP+8MP+2MP f/1.8
Front: 16MP, f2/2 (pop-up camera)
3.5mm headphone port Yes Yes
Colors Black, Blue, Red Black, Purple

Pricing and Availability

Currently, the phones are in the pre-order stage in China currently. Prices start at only CNY 1399 (~$202) for the Honor 9X for the base variant (4/64 GB) and go up to CNY 1899 (~272) for the highest (6/128 GB).

As for the 9X Pro, the base model (8/128GB) costs CNY 2199 (~$319) and the high-end one (8/256 GB) costs CNY 2399 (~$348). Global availability is not yet known, but the costs might go slightly higher for the international market.