On October 24, Honor 9X and 9X Premium launched in Russia, counting its first launch outside of China. The same day, Honor has also unveiled Honor 9X in the Netherlands and entered in Europe.
Compared to Russia, Honor has only launched Honor 9X in the Netherlands and not the ‘Pro/Premium’ version. Let’s take a look at its specs.
Huawei 9X sports a 6.59-inch FHD+ Full-View display, powered by Kirin 710F processor instead of Kirin 810. It’ll come with 4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage (expandable up to 512GB via sd card).
The phone has triple rear camera consisting a 48MP (F/1.8) Main camera + 8MP (f/2.4) Super Wide Angle camera + 2MP (f/2.4) Depth Camera and a 16MP (f/2.2) pop-up selfie camera.
Huawei 9X is equipped with a 4000mAh battery + USB Type-C charging port and 3.5mm audio jack. From the software side, it has EMUI 9.1 (Android 9) as well as Google Mobile Services.
Other features of these smartphones include a physical fingerprint scanner, GPU Turbo 3.0 and more. The phone comes in two color options of Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue.
Price and Availability:
Honor 9X with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at 199 EUR (220 USD, 182 GBP).
Flash sale of Honor 9X will is scheduled for October 31 at 10:00 (Dutch time) exclusively on hihonor.com/nl.
Also, this smartphone is announced to be launched in the UK soon.
Huawei could launch new flagship oriented feature this year
Huawei is preparing a new feature for the upcoming flagship devices that could launch soon. According to the input coming from Weibo tipster Pengpeng, Huawei is testing a new feature called “fault type rolling” for flagship models, it’s mentioned as a next-generation technology.
However, the tipster didn’t reveal specific details about this feature and we never heard of it before. Since it seems like a brand-new tech, we will look forward to the unveiling.
Over the past years, Huawei continue to innovate new technologies for consumers. These innovations contribute big to improve the user experience.
Huawei has three major launches for this year including Mate X3, P60 series, and Mate 60 series. But the tipster, while interacting with followers, suggests that Mate X3 could be the first recipient.
Huawei Mate X3:
Huawei Mate X3 is the next generation of foldable phones that will carry the right folding design of its predecessor. On the other hand, the phone will bring lightweight and an improved hinge system. It’s expected this foldable device will be the first to bring out the next generation of satellite connectivity. It will be the first smartphone to enter the launch stage.
Huawei P60 series:
Huawei P60 series is the next P series smartphone and it is loaded with a variety of new features but the main focus will return to the camera specifications, which include XMAGE imaging and variable aperture.
Huawei Mate 60:
According to past plans, Huawei could launch Mate 60 series in the second half of this year but there’s more confirmation needed on this subject.
(source – Weibo)
Samsung failed in satellite communication but Huawei and Apple won
On February 1, Samsung launched its latest flagship, Galaxy S23. Still, it doesn’t bring a trendy and futuristic feature called satellite communication AKA SOS satellite emergency message, on this front, Samsung failed, while it’s a win for Huawei and Apple.
Before we pick a shovel and dig deep into this matter, let’s take a brief look at satellite communication. The feature let you send a text message (one way) to a receiver via satellite. The feature could be used in an emergency when the mobile network is not available at all. However, its availability is limited.
Now back to TM Roh, yep, Samsung’s President and Head of Mobile Experience Business said that the company remains limited because it needs to be matured.
While speaking to CNET, Roh said “When there is the right timing, infrastructure, and the technology [is] ready, then of course for Samsung Galaxy, for our mobile division, we would also actively consider adopting this feature as well,”
He mentioned that satellite communication is one to make the phone better but Samsung is making its own efforts to improve the user experience such as better 5G connectivity.
“I do not believe that is the end-all or be-all of the solutions to ensure peace of mind among users,” he said.
There was a time when Samsung used to rush on the lane to win the race for new features. However, this time, even Apple won over the South Korean company to install satellite communication in iPhone 14 series.
We may agree that the technological innovation level of satellite communication is at the initial stage but Samsung’s top brass saying that “it’s not yet ready”, kind of sounds like a “failure”.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro:
Samsung failed but Huawei continues to innovate technologies such as satellite communication even with grave difficulties originated by the U.S. sanctions. In the face of challenges, Huawei is bringing new features that make a true difference among smartphone consumers.
Moving from the first initial version, Huawei has already planned to install a new satellite communication with the new Mate X3 foldable phone or P60 series. Read more about that in the article below.
Huawei P60 Pro test device appears in pure white color
Huawei P60 series is preparing to unveil and a tipster has now released a live image of the P60 Pro test device, which has identical statics to the past flagship.
According to the image shared by a Weibo tipster, the Huawei P60 Pro test device contains a large rectangular camera bump with dual ring cameras. The camera bump and the rear panel have pure white colors.
However, there are no other details visible at the moment. But the rear design looks different from the past leaks and rumors. It’s the fact that this is a testing model and covers up design aesthetics, so don’t reveal it ahead of the official launch.
The tipster reveals that the lens has quite a different arrangement than the previous flagship devices.
To bring new enthusiasm to the smartphone world, the Huawei P60 series will bring a powerful camera system. It includes a large main camera sensor to provide you bright, high-quality, and night photography user experience.
The Pro version also has better ultra-wide angle and periscope zoom cameras. These will be 50MP and 64Mp cameras respectively. A cover leak revealed that Huawei P60 Pro will get you a new camera design that consists of a large camera in the middle. In terms of software, it will use HarmonyOS 3.1.
Furthermore, it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which may not be an issue in terms of inventory for this smartphone. Furthermore, the Huawei P60 series will be the first Huawei flagship to debut 88W super fast charger, if it’s not included in the Mate X3 first.
Huawei P60 lineup is expected to launch in March this year but an official timeline is yet to arrive.
(source – Weibo)