Honor has already confirmed that it will be launching a new smartphone, the Honor 9N, in India. The company has scheduled an event on July 24 where it will unveil the latest product for the Indian market.
However, the phone is said to be a rebranded version of the Honor 9i (2018) that was launched in China few months. So, if see the past record of Honor launches and the Chinese counterparts, it is certain that the phone will be launched with a budget price tag. The Honor 9i (2018) is priced at 1,399 Yuan, which roughly translate to Rs 14,380. This could mean that the phone might fall under Rs 15,000 segment.
With this, the Honor 9N will face a direct competition with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro that comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999; Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which is priced at Rs 12,999; and Realme 1 that comes with a price tag of Rs 13,990. The competition is quite strong this time for Honor and it would be interesting to see how well the brand will be able to compete with these players.
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 Beauty 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.