Honor has introduced two new smartphones aimed at demanding users. The 9X and 9X Pro handsets combine a large All-View display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, a high-end SoC, a 48 MP camera, and a number of other premium technologies currently found primarily on expensive devices. In the meantime, the Honor 9X will start at around $180 in China.

Equipped with a 6.59-inch IPS LCD display featuring a Full-HD+ resolution, the Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Pro smartphones are based on the HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC that is made using TSMC’s 7 nm process technology and packs eight general purpose cores (two Arm Cortex-A76 + six Arm Cortex-A55) as well as Arm’s Mali-G52 MP6 GPU (enhanced with GPU Turbo 3.0 technology). Depending on exact model, the Honor 9X features 4 or 6GB of RAM as well as 64GB or 128GB of storage, whereas the Honor 9X Pro comes with 8GB of RAM as well as 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.1 NAND flash.

Imaging capabilities of the Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Pro have a lot in common, but also have differences. The 9X has a dual-module main camera with a 48 MP RGB sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens and a 2 MP depth sensor, whereas the 9X Pro comes with a triple-module main camera with a 48 MP RGB sensor, a 2 MP depth sensor, and an 8 MP wide-angle sensor. Both handsets are also equipped with a 16 MP pop-up selfie camera.

As far as battery life is concerned, Honor’s 9X-series smartphones come with a 4000-mAh battery that enables up to 10 hours or gaming.

Being aimed at the younger audience, Honor’s 9X series features a 3D gradient X-shaped glass back finish and will be available in various colors, including black, red, and sea blue.

Honor began to take pre-orders on its 9X and 9X Pro smartphones in China on July 23 and will ship the hardware on July 30. The Honor X9 starts at RMB 1399 (around $180), whereas the 9X Pro starts at RMB 2199 (around $280).

Honor's 9X Series Smartphones
  9X 9X Pro
SoC HiSilicon Kirin 810
2x Arm Cortex-A76
6x Arm Cortex-A55
GPU Arm Mali-G52 MP6 GPU
DRAM 4 or 6 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB or 128 GB
microSD slot
128 GB or 256 GB
microSD slot
Display 6.59-inch IPS LCD
Full-HD+
Size Height 163.1 mm
Width 77.2 mm
Depth 8.8 mm
Weight 206 grams
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Wireless Charging ?
? >
Rear Cameras
Main

48MP
f/1.8

48MP
f/1.8
Depth 2 MP 2 MP
Wide - 8 MP
Selfie Camera Pop-Up 16 MP f/2.0
I/O USB-C
3.5-mm audio jack
Wireless (local) Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Cellular 4G/LTE Cat 12 (600/50 Mbps)
Features Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Dual-SIM Single or Dual
Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie) with Huawei's EMUI 9.1
Launch Price In China: RMB 1399
(around $180)
In China: RMB 2199
(around $280)

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Sources: Honor, GSMArena

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  • AshlayW - Monday, July 29, 2019 - link

    Basically this. But "hurr durr China" and all that... Reply
  • ads295 - Sunday, July 28, 2019 - link

    FINALLY a chipset that uses Cortex-A55. Hats off to Huawei for this, really appreciate it. No wonder they're so ahead in the race.

    Die, A53, die!
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  • AshlayW - Monday, July 29, 2019 - link

    Hi, can someone explain to me how this Soc "Kirin 810" compares to the "Kirin 970" in my Huawei P20? Is it better or worse performance? I'd assume it was worse? The 970 has 4x A73 @ 2.36 GHz and 4x A53 at 1.8 GHz. Thanks Reply
  • hsianktinli - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - link

    According to some sources on bilibili.com, (in Chinese, https://www.bilibili.com/video/av60979179) Kirin 810 Geekbench scores are 2800/7900 single/multi-core, 3D Mark Sling Shot Extreme score is 2500. It is ahead of Kirin 970 in CPU (1900/7000), and falls behind in graphics (2900). Due to improved structure and 7nm EUV, it is believed that Kirin 810 consumes less power on average. Reply
  • Moskit - Saturday, August 10, 2019 - link

    为数不多的带3.5耳机孔升降摄像头全面屏LCD手机(貌似就这一个)。骁龙855我记得除了华硕的ZenFone 6是LCD外加3.5毫米耳机接口(还不是升降摄像头),其他清一色的A屏,PWM调光真的看着难受!!! Reply

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