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HONOR 9X: A budgeted pop-up selfie smartphone, with 48-megapixel triple camera


What do we want from our smartphones? A decent camera that captures our memories, a trusting battery that gets us through most of the day and a simple processor that doesn’t hang… Well, these were the criteria a few years back, however as we enter 2020, the demands that we have from our smartphones are far from ordinary. Today we need a smartphone that captures studio-quality pictures and videos while also taking care of our constant need of staying in touch by giving us a humongous battery, that has our back while being stylish and sleek! And one brand that has been fulfilling all our asks in these departments and that too at amazingly low prices has to be HONOR.

The brand has got the groove of the millennial generation and has captured all their needs with their phones, especially in the X-series. Their first release of 2020, the HONOR 9X continues to take this legacy forward. From an extraordinary camera set-up that will capture all our memories to perfection to the reliable 4000 mAh battery and a unique processor that ensures smooth interface, the HONOR 9X boasts of all traits our smartphones need. And as this impeccable phone launches in India on January 14, 2020, here is everything you need to know about this Xtraordinary device!

Created to Capture

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The HONOR 9X comes with an exemplary triple camera (48MP + 8MP +2 MP) set up at the back and a stylish and impressive 16-MP pop-up camera on the front. The primary camera set-up has 120-degree FOV on the 8MP wide-angle lens and a 48 MP main lens complemented by the 2MP depth lens. This set up perfectly captures everything from picturesque landscapes to breath-taking portraits and studio-esque pictures. The HONOR 9X camera captures every minute detail with great precision and the light-capture in this device is truly beautiful, courtesy the af/1.8 aperture and ½-inch sensor.

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The selfie camera of the 9X honours the legacy of HONOR phones. The 16-MP pop-up camera also has a few tricks up its sleeve, that encapsulates just right selfies in every lighting. The pop-up aspect of this camera is an added advantage that makes the phone much sleeker and offers a more immersive full-view experience to the display!

Ace the Photography

In addition to the actual hardware of cameras and lenses, the HONOR 9X also delivers in the avenue of photography software. The Super Night Mode and 4-in-1 light fusion technology in HONOR 9X are bound to up your night-photography game with the complex 4-step photo-shooting process that takes place in a matter of seconds or less. In addition, the AI image processing filters out blurred images before combining the rest of the image selection by aligning visual elements to form one blur-free shot.

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The HONOR 9X’s 4-in-1 Light Fusion technology promises ultra-clear night photos at the 12 MP resolution. The AI Video Stabilization feature on the phone also helps enhance the quality of the films captured on the 9X by removing unwanted jitters and background disturbances. This feature goes on to eliminate distortions in the video as well, so your photo and videography truly are Xtraordinary!

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A Processor that has your back!

The key differentiator for HONOR 9X has to be its Kirin 710F chipset. The new-age octa-core processor designed by HONOR focuses on enabling a smooth user-experience through an intense gaming session, a day full of texts, calls, streaming and other internet shenanigans and even a rough travel day. The HiSilicon Kirin 710F comes with great power efficiency.

For gamers who are considering this phone, the chipset is powered by GPU Turbo 3.0, which gives you faster, full-frame gaming experience.


Extraordinary design for those who are #UpForXtra

The HONOR 9X comes with an FHD+ 6.59″ HONOR FullView Display which gives us ample room for an immersive viewing and impressive gaming experience. The dynamic design of the HONOR 9X is evident from the unique X-shaped texture which gives an elegant & unique look. To add to the massive display and screen size, the HONOR 9X comes with TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort Mode filters blue light to prevent eye strain. Thereby making our binge sessions all the more fun.


With all these features that make the phone stand out, the HONOR 9X was presented to the Indian markets and will finally go on sale on January 19. The HONOR 9X will be available in two variants – 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM, while the internal storage on both the versions remains at 128GB. The fact that the phone comes with an expandable memory option of up to 512 GB makes it all the more extraordinary!

Priced at Rs 13,999, the 4GB RAM variant of the HONOR 9X can be bought in at an unbelievable exciting launch offer of Rs 12,999 (yup, an instant discount of Rs.1000!) only on the first day of sale, on January 19, 2020. On the other hand, the 6GB variant of the phone will be available online at Rs 16,999. In addition to this, there is a bank offer of instant 10% discount for ICICI Bank Credit Cards or Kotak Mahindra Bank Debit and Credit Cards, from 19th to 22nd Jan, making the HONOR 9X available at Rs 11,699* (4GB RAM) and Rs 15,299 respectively!

To add to this, consumers can also avail the added benefits of Jio recharge vouchers worth Rs 2200, which can be redeemed in installments (50rs per recharge for 44 recharges) and additional 125 GB data which is redeemable as 5GB per recharge for 25 recharges. Eligible on recharges of Rs 249 or Rs 349, these additional Jio recharge offers will also be available on purchase of the HONOR 9X from January 19, 2020. So with these crazy inaugural offers, exceptional features and stellar looks, what is stopping you from being ‘Honor’ably Xtraordinary?

You can get your hands on the HONOR 9X device and be Xtraoridnary by clicking

* – the price will be Rs 11,699 on January 19, and Rs 12,599 January 20
th onwards.

Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of Honor by Times Internet’s Spotlight team.

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