Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has launched a new smartphone, the Honor 9N in India for a starting price of Rs. 11,999. Honor seems to be crowding its lineup of smartphones in the mid-range category, with similar specifications and prices, with not much to differentiate between the smartphones. After Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 9 lite, the Honor 9N is the latest smartphone in Honor’s portfolio of phones priced around Rs. 15,000.
The Honor 9N, like every Huawei mid-ranger in 2018, runs on Huawei’s homegrown chipset, the Kirin 659 along with 3/4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with a 128GB variant launching later this year. There is a 5.84-inch display up front with a Full HD+ resolution and aspect ratio of 19:9 due to the presence of the infamous notch which houses the earpiece, sensors, and a 16MP front-facing camera that supports face unlock.
The screen to body ratio is 79%. On the rear, there is a dual camera setup without which any smartphone in 2018 is a hard sell! The resolution of the primary sensor is 13MP while the secondary 2MP sensor is used for depth sensing to aid with portrait shots. There’s also support for Phase Detection Auto Focus. A modest 3000mAh battery powers the internals on the Honor 9N enclosed in a glass back with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
On the software front, we have Honor’s custom skin, EMUI 8.0 running on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. The Honor 9N also supports Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology which is said to increase efficiency of graphic processing by 60% and reduce power consumption by 30%. This update though, will be rolled out as an OTA in the near future and will not be supported out of the box.
The Honor 9N will surely turn a lot of heads thanks to unique color options like Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Lavender Purple and Robin Egg Blue, which make the phone stand out. As stated earlier, the Honor 9N will be sold for a price of Rs. 11,999 for the base 3+32GB variant while the 4+64GB variant will be sold for Rs. 13,999 and the top end 4+128GB variant will be sold for Rs. 17,999 exclusively via Flipkart and Honor’s online store from 31st July at 12 Noon.