The presentation of the new gaming smartphone HONOR 9X and its advanced Pro-version was held in China. At a price of $203, the device has a virtually frameless screen, a retractable front panel, a main high-resolution camera, a powerful 7-nm processor and a capacious battery.
HONOR 9X and 9X Pro are almost identical in appearance. Smartphones can be distinguished by the triple main camera in the older model and double — in the usual. Almost the entire front side is occupied by a large 6.59-inch screen without cuts and holes. The display has an Eye Comfort certificate from TÜV Rheinland, indicating safety for the eyes.
The front camera with a resolution of 16 MP is hidden inside the case and can be extended if necessary. As in other smartphones with similar designs, the manufacturer has provided a protection system when the camera is automatically closed when the gadget falls.
The usual HONOR 9X got a dual main camera with a 48mp sensor and a lens with an f/1.8 aperture and an auxiliary 2MP depth sensor to recognize objects when shooting in portrait mode. Model 9X Pro in addition to these two modules received another 8 MP with an ultra-wide-angle lens.
Smartphones support artificial intelligence functions for scene recognition and automatic selection of optimal shooting parameters. With a maximum light sensitivity of up to 102 400 ISO, the manufacturer promises bright images even in the dark. In addition, a special mode AIS Handheld Super Night View 2.0 when determining the absence of shaking the smartphone exposes shutter speed up to 30 seconds to get better photos with a lack of light.
Both smartphones are built on the basis of the new eight-core processor Kirin 810, made by 7-nm process. According to the manufacturer, although it is not the flagship chipset, it is quite suitable for games. In addition, the HONOR 9X Pro is equipped with an advanced nine-layer cooling system, including several metal plates and tubes for better heat dissipation.
Another feature of smartphones was the support of AI Smart Communication 2.0 system, which serves to improve the quality of communication. It includes technologies Link Turbo, AI Smart Dual Card Internet Access, AI Smart Antenna, Dual 4G Dual VoLTE, AI 4G Signal Fast Recovery and AI Intelligent Base Station Selection. Their joint work provides a more stable connection between mobile communication and Wi-Fi.
Specifications of HONOR 9X / 9X Pro:
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1 shell
- Display: 6.59", Full HD+ (2340x1080), 19.5:9
- Chipset: Kirin 810, 7nm, 8 cores (2 x 2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 + 6 x 1.88 GHz Cortex-A55), arm Mali-G52 MP6 graphics
- RAM: 4 or 6 GB of RAM in 9X / 8GB, 9X Pro
- Drive: 64 or 128GB 9x / 128 or 256 GB 9x Pro
- Support memory card: microSD up to 512GB
- Camera: 48 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP with wide angle lens (only in 9X Pro) + the depth sensor of 2 megapixels
- Front camera: retractable, 16 MP (f/2.2)
- Safety: fingerprint scanner on the side
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Communication: Dual 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- SIM card: two
- Dimensions: 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 206 g
The sale of new items will go on July 30, but now in China started receiving pre-orders. The basic version of 9X with 4/64 GB costs $203, the 6/64 GB version will cost $232, and the modification with 6/128 GB — $ 276. HONOR 9X Pro is equipped with only 8GB of RAM and is available with a 128GB and 256GB storage for $320 and $349 respectively.