Huawei launched it’s brand Honor’s smartphone Honor 9i (2018) in China which is upgraded version of Honor 9i, launched in October 2017. It includes some smart features like dedicated beauty mode for enhance selfies, metal frame and a mirror finish at back. The smartphone will go on sale on 7th June in China. Pre-order for the same are already available via Huawei Mall. Company has not disclosed global price and availability yet.
Huawei Honor 9i (2018) price, features and availability
Huawei Honor 9i (2018) runs on android 8.0 Oreo based EMUI 8.0 on top and it supports dual SIMs. It packs a 5.84-inches Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, 1080 x 2280 pixels screen resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, 432 ppi density and 79.5% screen-to-body ratio. Smartphone packs a dual camera setup with a 13 mega-pixel primary sensor with a secondary camera of 2 mega-pixel with features like PDAF, HDR, time-lapse, burst mode and at back LED flash. It also features a 16 mega-pixel front camera with beauty mode on the front panel.
Company has promised to add a new feature GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration technology to phone through OTA update before 30th July, which improve graphics processing efficiency of phone and phone will work with smoothness. This feature is specially developed for mobile games.
The Huawei Honor 9i (2018) is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor with a clock speed of 2.36GHz. Company introduced two memory variants of the phone, first one is 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage and second is 4GB RAM paired with 128GB onboard storage. Internal storage can be boosted upto 256GB using microSD cards.
Huawei Honor 9i (2018) is charged up by 3000 mAH battery. Phone is equipped with fingerprint sensor at back side and also designed with face unlock feature. It measures 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm in terms of dimensions and weighs at 152 gm. The connectivity features adds 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS / GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio and Micro-USB port.
Huawei Honor 9i (2018) price in China is set at CNY 1,399 (approx Rs. 14,600) for 4GB/64GB memory variant and CNY 1,699 (approx Rs. 17,800) for 4GB/128GB memory variant. It will be available in Black, Blue, Green and Purple colour options. The phone is on sale from 7th June in China. No firm dates announced for India launch and Global launch.