Honor to unveil new global smartphone models on March 29

Victor, 20 March 2022

A new Honor announcement event invitation has recently surfaced online. The banner is clearly titled "HONOR New Product Launch" with the tag line "Ready To Go Beyond" and a March 29, 8:30 PM starting time. No mention of time zone, though.

Honor to unveil new global smartphone models on March 29

Industry sources speculate that the event will feature some entry-level and mid-range devices and hint at the Honor X series. In particular - a new Honor X7, X8 and X9 5G. The Honor X8 was actually already announced in the Middle East and Africa.

Honor X8 Honor X8

Assuming it is indeed the same device, the X8 is your typical 2022 budget to mid-range phone, rocking a 6.7-inch, 90Hz LCD, Snapdragon 690 chipset, 6B RAM and 128GB storage, 4,000 mAh battery with 22.5W charging, a 64MP main cam, 5MP ultrawide and two 2MP snappers, plus a 16MP selfie. However, we don't know anything about the X7 or the X9 5G.

It is possible that one of them has something to do with the recently-leaked Honor Magic4 Lite - an alleged stripped-down version of the Magic4 and Magic4 Pro duo Honor just recently unveiled, followed by the fancier still Magic4 Ultimate Edition.

Honor Magic4 Lite (alleged renders) Honor Magic4 Lite (alleged renders)

That Magic4 Lite title could not be the final one, or even if it does stick, the Lite's rumored specs are suspiciously close to the Chinese Honor X30, providing one more link to the Honor X series. With a rumored Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, it could very well be the Honor X9 5G. Other alleged specs of its include a 6.81-inch, 120Hz, FHD+ LCD display, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, 4,800 mAh battery with 40W charging and a 48MP+2MP+2MP camera setup, with a 16MP selfie.

Last and probably least, we've also heard rumors that other Honor gadgets might also be announced at the March 29 event. Notably, a pair of fully-wireless submersible buds.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Mar 2022
  • mxH

Hey someone who lives in mxH!

People will buy a Apple phone whatever the price though, try to get the average smartphone user interested in a Xiaomi 13 ultra.

But nothing groundbreaking. P30 pro had periscope and very advanced night mode, S10 was a huge leap over the note 9 and the oneplus had 90hz and the notch less display. Also i would argue that the k20 pro/mi 9t pro was the best value phone of al...

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