Honor X9b India launch imminent, drop test officially teased

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Honor X9b phone’s name hasn’t been disclosed by the HTech CEO, but it is likely the Honor X9b.
  • The CEO has recently shared a teaser about the same smartphone.
  • The upcoming Honor X9b is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC.

HTech introduced its first smartphone in India in September 2023 in the form of the Honor 90. Now, the company is set to launch its next phone in the market, and has teased a drop test of a new phone, possibly the Honor X9b. It is worth noting that the phone’s name has not been disclosed, its appearance strongly suggests that it is the Honor X9b, which was introduced in certain markets in October 2023.

Honor X9b drop test teaser details

  • On X(formerly Twitter), the smartphone’s name hasn’t been explicitly disclosed by HTech CEO Madhav Sheth in the latest teaser.
  • However, the presence of the “X” in the post strongly hints that it will belong to the X series of phones.
  • The teaser features the phone undergoing rigorous drop tests from various heights, including waist level, shoulder height, 8 feet, and extreme height.
  • Notably, the display emerges unscathed from the tests, showing no visible damage.
  • Similar teasers have been used in other markets where the X9b has been released to emphasize the impressive durability of its screen.
  • A short video was recently shared by the HTech CEO, showcasing the unboxing video of the same smartphone.

Honor X9b specifications

  • Display:The Honor X9b showcases a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz display, 1200 nits peak brightness, 1920Hz PWM dimming, and more.
  • Chipset:The Honor X9b is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC with an Adreno 710 GPU.
  • Rear cameras:It features a 108MP main camera with an f/1.75 aperture, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP macro lens.
  • Front camera:For selfies and video chats, there is a 16MP front shooter on the Honor X9b.
  • Storage:The phone comes in two storage variants – 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB.
  • OS:The Honor X9b runs on Android 13-based MagicOS 7.2 custom skin out of the box.
  • Battery:The smartphone is equipped with a 5,800mAh battery and supports 35W fast charging.
  • Connectivity:The Honor X9b includes 5G, Dual-SIM, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, and USB 2.0.
  • In November 2023, a BIS listing of an Honor phone was discovered by 91mobiles, even though the listing lacked a specific model number.
  • The listing indicated the imminent launch of a new Honor device in India.
  • Industry sources informed 91mobiles that the model featured in the BIS listing is the Honor X9B.
  • This phone was anticipated for release in India by the end of December or early January.
  • Therefore, we can now expect the smartphone to be launched in India this month.

Key Specs

Honor X9B
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 | 8 GBProcessor
6.78 inches (17.22 cm)Display
108 MP + 5 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5800 mAhBattery

After launching the Honor 90 in India in the second half of last year, HTech is gearing up to introduce its second smartphone and also expand its eco-system of Honor products to include smartwatches, TWS earbuds, and more. It looks like the launch might not be too far away as HTech CEO Madhav Sheth has teased the Honor X9b on X (formerly Twitter). This comes after the phone recently received the BIS certification.

Honor X9b teased to launch in India soon

  • The HTech CEO teased the upcoming Honor X9b through a short video showing him unboxing the device.
  • While he hasn’t explicitly mentioned the name of the phone, the design suggests it is the Honor X9b.
  • The executive also offers a sneak peek at the phone, which has a large circular module on the back panel.
  • We can see the handset featuring triple cameras and an LED flash. There is also ‘Matrix AI Vision Camera’ text engraved. The circular camera module has a gold ring.
  • The back panel has curved edges. The volume rocker and power buttons are on the right edge.
  • The Honor X9b can be seen in Black colour but there could be other options at launch.
  • However, the top executive hasn’t shared any timeline for the launch or any other details about the phone at the moment.

Honor X9b 5G specifications

  • Display:The Honor X9b flaunts a 78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 1200 × 2652 pixels resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits peak brightness, 429ppi pixel density, 1920Hz PWM dimming, and SGS Glass protection
  • Processor:Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 with Adreno 710 GPU.
  • RAM/Storage:The chipset is paired with 8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 onboard storage. There’s 8GB virtual RAM support.
  • Software:The Honor phone runs on Android 13-based MagicOS 7.2 custom skin out of the box. HTech might offer extra software support as well.
  • Cameras:The Honor X9b features triple cameras on the back, with a 108MP primary camera with an f/1.75 aperture, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2MP macro lens. There is a 16MP shooter on the front for selfies and video chats.
  • Battery:The phone packs a 5,800mAh with 35W fast charging.
  • Connectivity:5G, Dual-SIM, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, and USB 2.0
  • Colour Options:Sunrise Orange, Midnight Black, Emerald Green, and Titanium Silver colours.

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