Honor 9X arrives in India, MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i tag along
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.
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.
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.
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).
- 16 Jan 2020
No Amoled a deal-breaker in 2020. Looks like Honor is living in the past. Good that it has popup camera though.
- 14 Jan 2020
All this due to Trump's ill ego...
- 14 Jan 2020
No thanks to Donald Trump.