Huawei sub-brand Honor has finally given the nod of approval to the fact that instead of the much speculated Honor 9i or Honor Play that could be re-branded as Honor 9X, it is all set to launch the Honor 9N in India on July 24. The Chinese brand has also showcased the back panel of the upcoming handset that boasts of a dual rear camera setup and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. This handset is expected to be the re-branded version of the Honor 9i (2018) that was launched in China last month, which is an upgrade of the original Honor 9i that made its debut in India in October last year.
The official Honor India Twitter account, in fact, has recently posted a couple of teasers along with hashtag #Honor9N to confirm the moniker of the upcoming model. The tweet read, “Beauty is not what meets the eye but an essence that is all around us! Get ready to witness beauty like never before at the grand launch of #Honor9N on 24th July!” Notably, this same tweet included a brief video that reveals the back panel of Honor 9N listing the dual rear camera setup along with an LED flash module and a fingerprint sensor.
Another tweet posted by Honor India states of an enhanced camera experience through the Honor 9N, using hashtag #NoOrdinaryBeauty. This further suggests an upgraded set of two image sensors at the back and a large sensor at the front. The brand could also include some artificial intelligence (AI) backed features.
Beauty is not what meets the eye but an essence that is all around us! ✨✨
— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) July 16, 2018
To go by the previous reports, Honor 9N could be the Indian version of the Honor 9i (2018). The handset was launched in China with a price tag of CNY 1,399 which is roughly ₹14,400 for the 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB storage option is available in the country at CNY 1,699 which is around ₹17,500. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top and features a 5.84-inch (1080×2280 pixels) full-HD+ IPS display. Under the hood, there is also an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, coupled with Mali T830-MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The handset also has a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. A 16-megapixel sensor is also available at the front with a beauty mode. The Honor model also has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB on the connectivity front and packs a 3000mAh battery.
Apart from the Honor 9i (2018), Honor last month has launched the Honor Play with a 6.3-inch display and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and GPU Turbo technology. The Honor Play has a rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor along with a f/2.2 aperture and PDAF and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with a f/2.4 aperture. Talking of selfies, the handset has a 16-megapixel sensor at the front with a f/2.0 aperture. The model also has 64GB of onboard storage and packs a 3750mAh battery.