Honor 9X arrives in India, MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i tag along

Sagar, 14 January 2020

Honor today brought three of its new products in the Indian market - Honor 9X, MagicWatch 2, and the Band 5i.

Honor 9X

Honor brought the global variant of the 9X to India which is actually the 9X Pro, but with a Kirin 710F SoC and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.

The Honor 9X comes in two memory versions - 4GB/128GB and 6GB/128GB. It's built around a 6.59" FHD+ notch-less display and runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.1 out of the box.

The Honor 9X features a 16MP selfie snapper mounted on a pop-up mechanism and there's a 48MP camera at the back joined by an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor modules.

Honor 9X (global variant) Honor 9X (global variant)
Honor 9X (global variant)

The smartphone ships with a 4,000 mAh battery that draws power through a USB-C port at the speed of 10W. You can read our detailed written review of the Honor 9X to learn all about it.

The 4GB RAM model is priced at INR13,999 ($200/€180) while the 6GB RAM variant costs INR3,000 ($42/€38) more. You can pick one in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colors from Flipkart starting January 19.

Honor MagicWatch 2

The Honor MagicWatch 2 is powered by the Kirin A1 SoC and comes in two sizes - 42mm and 46mm. The former sports a 1.2" OLED display of 390x390 pixel resolution and packs a 215 mAh battery, while the latter comes with a 1.39" 454x454 pixel screen backed by a 455 mAh cell.

Honor 9X arrives in India, MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i tag along

The MagicWatch 2 comes with heart-rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, and fitness tracking. You can read our review of the Honor MagicWatch 2 to know more about it.

The 42mm version of the MagicWatch 2 is offered in two colors - Agate Black priced at INR11,999 ($170/€150) and Sakura Gold that's priced at INR14,999 ($210/€190).

The 46mm model also comes in two shades - Charcoal Black and Flax Brown priced at INR12,999 ($185/€165) and INR14,999 ($210/€190), respectively.

The MagicWatch 2 will be available for purchase starting January 19 through Amazon.in.

Honor Band 5i

The Honor Band 5i sports a 0.96" 160x80 pixel TFT color screen that can display up to 30 characters for notifications. It can track different activities like walking, running and cycling, and can also monitor your heart-rate, sleep and SpO2 levels.

The Band 5i has Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity and works with any devices running Android 4.4/iOS 9.0 and above. It doesn't have an NFC chip, though.

Honor 9X arrives in India, MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i tag along

The Band 5i is water-resistant up to 50 meters and packs a 91 mAh battery that Honor claims has an endurance of 7-9 days. It has a built-in USB connector that eliminates the need for a dedicated charging cradle.

Honor will start selling the Band 5i through Amazon.in from January 19 for INR1,999 ($30/€25).



Reader comments

  • Samodel
  • 16 Jan 2020
  • X}s

No Amoled a deal-breaker in 2020. Looks like Honor is living in the past. Good that it has popup camera though.

  • Anonymous
  • 14 Jan 2020
  • 0T0

All this due to Trump's ill ego...

  • Anonymous
  • 14 Jan 2020
  • vV5

No thanks to Donald Trump.

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