Honor 9A has been confirmed to launch in India on July 31 with sales starting on Amazon India, likely during Prime Day. Honor could also announce another smartphone, the Honor 9S and its first laptop, the Honor MagicBook 15 on July 31 as well. The Honor 9S and MagicBook 15 are set to go on sale on Flipkart.
Both Honor 9A and 9S are budget smartphones that come with Honor Mobile Services instead of Google Mobile Services and run on Android 10 based Magic UI. The Honor 9A was announced in April in Russia and is priced at RUB 10,990 which is roughly around Rs 11,000 by direct conversion. Honor could likely price the 9A around Rs 10,000-mark but we will know the price officially on July 31.
According to a report in the Economic Times, Honor is also expected to launch its first laptop in India. The MagicBook 15 is powered by AMD Ryzen processors and is rumoured to be priced starting from Rs 40,000. Like the Honor 9S, the MagicBook 15 is also set to go on sale on Flipkart post-launch.
Honor 9A features a 6.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) resolution display with a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera. The phone measures 9mm at its thickest point and weigh 185 grams.
The 9A is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with an octa-core CPU and PowerVR GE8320 graphics. This is paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage with an option to increase the storage via microSD card. The phone runs on Magic UI 3.1 which is based on Android 10 but doesn’t come with Google services support. Instead, Honor has an AppGallery with many popular apps.
It comes with a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 13MP camera, a 5MP secondary ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP camera for selfie, housed within the notch cutout. The cameras on the 9A can record in 1080p at 30FPS.
The phone has a fingerprint reader on the back and comes equipped with a 5,000mAh battery.
Honor 9S features a 5.45-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution display but with noticeable bezels around the screen, giving it an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone measures 8.4mm and weigh 144 grams.
It runs on the same Helio P22 processor as the Honor 9S but comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 9S has a single 8MP camera on the back and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. The Honor 9S is equipped with a 3,020mAh battery.
Honor MagicBook 15 features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with thin bezels on three sides. The laptop is built from aluminium and weighs around 1.5 kilograms.
It is powered by AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics that is paired with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB/512GB SSD storage options to choose from. The MagicBook 15 is equipped with a 42Wh battery cell that supports fast charging. The laptop comes with 65W Type-C fast charger in-the-box. The power button doubles up as a fingerprint reader and the keyboard frame also houses a pop-up webcam.
|Release Date:||31 Jul 2020|
|Variant:||32 GB/2 GB RAM|