Huawei’s sub-brand Honor announced its latest smartphone 9i in India on Thursday, identical to the Huawei Maimang 6 launched in China last month. The highlights of the Honor 9i are its FullView bezel-less display and the availability of four camera; two on the rear and two on the back.
The Honor 9i is priced at Rs.17,999 in India and will be available in Platinum Gold, Aurora Blue, and Charcoal Black color options with sale starting on October 14th.
Honor also launched a 10,000 mAh power bank, priced at Rs.2,399 along with an 8-inch tablet priced at Rs.12,999.
Honor 9i Features
We know that Honor has been dedicatedly working on dual camera setup for a very long time now, and following the similar manner, the company announced its latest smartphone Honor 9i with dual camera setup both at the front and the back.
The dual camera setup at the back houses a 16-megapixel sensor coupled with a 2-megapixel sensor while on the front it packs a 13-megapixel sensor packed with the 2-megapixel shooter. In the presentation the company mentioned that while most of the other manufacturers use software techniques to deliver bokeh effects in photographs, Honor 9i uses the physical dual lens and deliver better results due to hardware integration.
Other big highlight of the Honor 9i is the new FullView display on the smartphone that offers an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen has a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels which Honor calls as Full HD+.
The company adds that the4 Honor 9i features the ‘Huawei Histen audio system’ from its 2012 Lab, algorithmically enhancing sound output. Honor also highlighted Bluetooth aptX support. The handset also comes with some gesture-based shortcuts like ‘knuckle tap’ for a screenshot and ‘tap twice with two fingers’ for screen recording, along with some other cool features.
Honor 9i Full Specifications
As for specifications, the Honor 9i features a 5.9-inch full-HD+ display, and comes with a metal unibody design. The smartphone features a screen resolution of 1080×2160 pixels (FHD+) and comes with a screen to body ratio of ~83percent.
The Honor 9i packs an octa-core Kirin 659 SoC clocked at 2.36GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The smartphone also offers upto 128GB of external storage via micro SD. It runs on EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
On the optics front, the Honor 9i sports a 13-megapixel sensor accompanied by a 2-megapixel sensor for depth of field enabled shots. At the rear, there’s a 16-megapixel sensor clubbed with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.
The Honor 9i is backed by a 3340mAh battery which the company claims can deliver up to two days of standby time.