India finally witnesses the launch of Honor 9N. To know more, Huawei sub-brand Honor unveiled its latest handset in the country at a recent event in New Delhi. As known already, the Honor 9N would be sold as a Flipkart-exclusive handset. The key features of this latest handset boast of a ‘Notch FullView’ display, referring to the display notch, and the bezel-less display design with a 19:9 aspect ratio, a 12-layer premium glass design, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. As known already, this Honor 9N is the India variant of the Honor 9i (2018) model that had its launch in China last month as the successor to the Honor 9i that arrived in India in October 2017. The company, in fact at the launch event announced that the smartphone would be ‘Made in India’.
Honor 9N: Price and launch offers
The Honor 9N (2018) price in India has been fixed at ₹11,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, ₹13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and finally, ₹17,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The smartphone would go on sale from 12 pm IST on July 31 via Flipkart and the HiHonorStore. Also, this would be made available in color variants, of Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue. Launch offers include a Reliance Jio cashback offer, with ₹2,200 cashback, 100GB additional data, and ₹1,200 Myntra voucher.
Honor 9N: Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 9N runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top and sports a 5.84-inch (1080×2280 pixels) full-HD+ FullView IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. Under this aegis, there is also an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on the variant.
Talking of the optics, the Honor 9N sports a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, alongside an LED flash. The camera also states of PDAF and supports features such as HDR, time-lapse, and burst mode. On the front, there is this 16-megapixel sensor that works with a beauty mode. Both camera setups support full-HD (1080p) video recording.
The Honor 9N (2018) is equipped with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The handset also includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB. It also has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor in addition to a Face Unlock feature.
Honor 9N: Features
Honor is expecting the presence of several camera-centric features in the Honor 9N. The selfie camera in the smartphone boasts of features like Portrait Mode, Moving Picture, Panorama, Video, AR lens, Time-Lapse, Filter, and Watermark modes. The camera settings include GPS Tag, Perfect Selfie, High-quality Mode, Smile Capture, and Gesture Control. Further, this also has a 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 has 3D Face Detection.
Similarly, the dual rear camera setup in the Honor 9N 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. Meanwhile, a ‘Snap First, Focus Later’ feature lets users focus on different subjects after capturing the image.
Quite an enthralling feature of the Honor 9N includes Wi-Fi Bridge that enables users to share any Wi-Fi network as a hotspot and connect a maximum of 4 devices. The Smart Face Unlock feature also provides for a lock screen with privacy protection. It also has a Smart Multi-Tasking feature that automatically splits screen. There is also a Smart Dual Bluetooth Connection feature that lets users connect 2 devices, such as a Bluetooth headset and a smartwatch. Meanwhile, the Ride Mode enables bike riders’ safety by keeping them away from distractions.