Honor India has confirmed it’ll be launching a smartphone that it calls the Honor 9N at an event on July 24 in India. From what has been circulating, it’s reported that the Honor 9N will be the Indian variant of the Honor 9i which was announced in China earlier last month.
The Honor 9N is thus expected to come with the same internal configuration as the Honor 9i and from what we can extract from the teasers, the device will rock a dual camera setup at the back, a glass panel on the rear side which also has a fingerprint scanner at the centre and will be available in Blue and Purple, which are two of the four colours the Honor 9i was announced in.
With similar design and form factor to the 9i, the Honor 9N is likely to come with a 5.84-inch FHD+ display, flanked by metal edges with 2.5D glass on the front and rear. The device is expected to be powered by the mid-range octa-core Kirin 659 processor with a single 4GB RAM configuration and up to 128GB of internal storage.
The camera on the front of the Honor 9N could equip a 16MP photosensitive enhanced camera with a large 2.0μm pixel size that will be effective in clicking selfies on low light conditions. In addition to the face unlock feature, the front camera will also include an AR and Beaty mode. At the rear end, the primary camera on the Honor 9N will be a likely combination of 13MP and 2MP sensors with dual-tone LED flash, AI scene detection, and PDAF.
The 9N will very much be running the Android 8.0 Oreo with Honor’s own EMUI 8.0 on top and the device will be one of the firsts to be bumped up with the breakthrough GPU Turbo technology. GPU Turbo will help users experience smoother gameplay, quicker loading up and lesser power consumption while playing games on their smartphone.
If the Honor 9N indeed is a rebranded version of the Honor 9i, we can expect the device to be priced similarly to the Chinese variant which starts at 1,399 yuan (approx. Rs 14,380).