Chinese company, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched its latest smartphone, Honor 9N in India. The Honor 9N is the India’s variant of the Honor 9i (2018) model, which was launched in China last month as the successor to the Honor 9i. At the launch event the company announced that this latest smartphone will be ‘Made in India’.
Speaking about the few key features of this new handset includes a FullView display with a notch, bezel-less display design and a 12-layer premium glass design. The company claims that this latest handset has several camera-centric features. It has a 16-megapixel selfie camera with features like Portrait Mode, Moving Picture, Panorama, Video, AR lens, Time-Lapse, Filter, and Watermark modes. The camera settings in this device include GPS Tag, Perfect Selfie, High quality Mode, Smile Capture, and Gesture Control. It comes with 4-in-1 Light Fusion technology that converts 4 small pixels into 1 large 2.0-micron pixel that delivers brighter images in low light conditions. It also features 3D Face Detection. Similarly, on the other hand the dual rear camera setup also boasts of several modes such as Pro Photo, Pro Video, HDR, Night Shot, Light Painting, Time-Lapse, Good Food, Wide Aperture, Moving Picture, and more. Additionally, it has a ‘Snap First, Focus Later’ feature, which lets the users focus on different subjects after capturing the image.
Other features include Wi-Fi Bridge that enables users to share any Wi-Fi network as a hotspot and connect a maximum of 4 devices. It also has a Smart Face Unlock feature, that provides a lock screen with privacy protection. It also has a Smart Multi-Tasking feature that automatically splits screen. There is a Smart Dual Bluetooth Connection feature that lets users connect 2 devices, such as a Bluetooth headset and a smartwatch.
Let us take a look at the specifications of this latest smartphone by Honor:
The Honor 9N sports a 5.84-inch (1080×2280 pixels) full-HD+ FullView IPS display with an 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by a octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM. The Honor 9N packs a 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage (depending on the variant), which can be further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. This dual-SIM (Nano) support device runs Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top.
Coming to the Camera department, the Honor 9N features a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an LED flash. It also comes with PDAF and supports features such as HDR, time-lapse, and burst mode. Up front, it features a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies with beauty mode. Both these camera setups support full-HD (1080p) video recording.
In terms of connectivity, this latest handset includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB. For security it has a fingerprint sensor on the back panel as well as it also has a Face Unlock feature. The Honor 9N is fuelled by a 300mAh battery.
Now let us take a look at the price and availability of this new smartphone:
The Honor 9N in India is price at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. While, for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant it costs Rs. 13,999 and Rs. 17,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. As the company announced earlier, this smartphone will go on sale via Flipkart and the HiHonorStore from 12pm IST on July 31. This latest handset will be made available in Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue colour options.