Honor 9X and 9X Pro go official with pop-up cameras, huge displays

Honor 9X and 9X Pro go official with pop-up cameras, huge displays
We're not sure how soon the new Honor smartphones will be released in the U.S. or whether or not they'll make a comeback in the States, but in case they do, it's better to know what to expect. The new Honor 9X and 9X Pro have just been revealed in China and from what we understand, they'll be launched in other countries as well.

For the time being, customers in China will be able to purchase the Honor 9X and 9X Pro for $200 and $320, respectively. Keep in mind though that prices in China are much lower than the rest of the world, so expect these upper mid-range phones to be more expensive in other countries.

The main selling points of the Honor 9X and 9X Pro, besides the low prices, are the pop-up selfie cameras, huge displays, and bezel-less design. According to Honor, both phones feature All-View displays with 92% body-to-screen ratio thanks to the 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera.

Both smartphones are equipped with Huawei's Kirin 810 chipset, and 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB RAM. Also, the amount of storage is varied – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, so depending on which version you choose, the price might be lower or higher.

Unlike the basic Honor 9X model that packs a dual-camera (48MP+2MP), the 9X Pro comes with a triple-camera configuration (48MP+8MP+2MP). Furthermore, both phones boast massive 6.60-inch displays with full HD (1080p) resolution, as well as rear-mounted fingerprint sensors and 4,000 mAh batteries.

The reason the Honor 9X Pro is more expensive is that it's the only one that comes with 8GB RAM inside. The standard Honor 9X comes in three variations: 4/64GB, 6/64GB, and 6/128GB.

One other thing worth mentioning is that both phones feature X-shaped 3D gradient glass back finish. Also, the Honor 9X comes in black, blue, and red, while the Honor 9X Pro is available only in black and purple.

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9 Comments

1. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They look generic and ugly, almost a mid-ranged design-like. I’m not sure what’s up with that bottom bezel, I know there’s a need for one to store the components in and to maintain some durability, but it looks too rounded and large compared to the leading smartphone vendor flagship device maker. Seems Samsung is the only one that can make these chin bezels look somewhat symmetrical. I’ll point to the Note 10 as reference

6. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

And I'll point to Galaxy A80.

9. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Seems Samsung is the only one that can make these chin bezels look somewhat symmetrical. I’ll point to the Note 10 as reference" So you are comparing a phone that will cost £1000 to a phone that will be around £200 ? Show me a Samsung phone at £200 that comes anywhere near the spec these phones are.

2. LawnBoy

Posts: 176; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Eeeesh. Stop the madness with these gigantic phones. Imagine that half the population is female and as a man, I have trouble holding these. For women it's got to be far worse

3. alanrock

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

fingerprint reader should be on the side ?

4. alanrock

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

and it is :)

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6739; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So long as it's NOT embedded into the screen I'm happy.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2148; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Selling phones on quantity will not work. The smartphone market is shrinking. Manufacturer's are better off selling at $1k per phone and getting less sales as its all about margin. Consumers aren't tied in with software services with Android users as iOS users. Selling a phone at break even a bad business move.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6739; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You're absolutely right. They should be selling these things for 3-5 times what they actually cost to make. Throw in some overpriced repair costs, and while they're at it...offer an extended warranty plan (something like $200 - $300 extra at the time of purchase) for those who are stupid enough to possibly drop it in the toilet, or use it without a case). ;)

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