There was a time when you had to spend a lot of money to buy a powerful smartphone. Mid-range smartphones have become quite powerful over the last several years, thanks to new chipsets that have not only helped bring down the price but also brought a whole new set of features to the mid-range segment.
The definition of a mid-range smartphone has changed by the time. Today, a mid-range smartphone offers an endless allowance to ensure ones bingeing needs, which only a flagship-level phone was offering in the past. Moreover, today they have become quite powerful over the last several years, thanks to the new chipsets that have not only helped bring down the price but also brought a whole new set of features to the mid-range segment.
HONOR X series phones are known to be the best reciprocation of some powerful specifications with an attractive price tag for several years now. The latest entrant, HONOR 9X, brings an exciting set of features for a price that’s just too good to resist. The new HONOR 9X features an elegant design and a pop-up selfie camera. The mid-range smartphone is powered by the Kirin 710F SoC (system on a chip) that enables a bunch of useful features on the phone.
The HONOR 9X promises a smooth user experience, thanks to the perfect combination of the right kind of hardware and software. The smartphone comes packed with 4GB and 6GB of RAM and runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.1 out-of-the-box and upgradable to latest the Android 10. HONOR 9X comes preinstalled with a large number of useful apps, helping you get started the moment you unbox a brand new unit.
The driving factor inside the HONOR 9X is the Kirin 710F chipset. The powerful SoC brings high performance and excellent power efficiency, ensuring you’re able to run all your favourite apps smoothly. Kirin 710F can also power all your favourite games without a hiccup. It is built on the 12nm process, enabling a smaller form factor, without compromising on the power. The chipset promises high performance with optimal battery consumption. A smaller chipset helps smartphone companies optimize their mobile devices, making them smaller yet more powerful with more components.
HONOR 9X is driven by the octa-core CPU inside the Kirin 710F chipset. The processor includes four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz. This translates into high power efficiency, letting users quickly open and switch between apps, launch new games, and edit their photos on-the-go. No matter which power-hungry app or game you’re using, the Kirin 710F will be able to handle it all.
For gamers as well, the HONOR 9X is a blessing. The Kirin 710F supports Huawei’s GPU Turbo 3.0 technology that helps improve the performance of all your favourite games, promising a lag-free experience every single time. The technology itself is optimized to tweak the smartphone’s settings to decrease touch latency while getting the chipset to run at full power. Playing games such as PUBG Mobile is even more fun on a powerful smartphone such as the HONOR 9X.
Another key area where the Kirin 710F excels is AI-driven photography. The powerful camera setup at the rear and the pop-up selfie cameras make use of the AI-powered features supported by the Kirin 710F to help deliver excellent shots. The AI scene recognition feature can recognize 500 different scenes across 22 categories. All this is done using AI and machine learning right on your smartphone itself. You’ve got to use it to believe it, it’s that magical. But, don’t be so impressed yet. It gives you more AI features to make you shoot like pros – AI handheld detection, AI light detection, AI processing for the utmost clarity and AI video stabilization.
The HONOR 9X also supports dual-SIM functionality with dual-4G VoLTE support, thanks to Kirin 710F. The chipset is rated to deliver a maximum download speed of up to 600Mbps and upload speeds of up to 150Mbps.
The HONOR 9X matched with the Kirin 710F chipset makes everything a breeze for its users. Be it firing up new apps or playing resource-intensive games, the HONOR 9X can handle it all. If you’re in the market for a smartphone that doesn’t blow a hole in your wallet but is still powerful enough to be your daily drive, the HONOR 9X is worth checking out.
Besides the powerful Kirin 710F chipset, Honor 9X also includes a bunch of other useful features. The smartphone comes with a powerful 48-megapixel triple rear camera setup. For all your selfies, there’s a pop-up selfie camera with AI-powered features to help you capture and share beautiful photos. The phone comes with a 4,000mAh battery with support for fast-charging. Currently available on Flipkart, the Honor 9X is priced at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM, 128GB storage variant and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant.