HONOR 9X Pro launched in India, but you won’t get Google Play Store


Along with Huawei Y9s, company’s sub-brand Honor has also introduced its new phone in the Indian market. HONOR 9X Pro smartphone has been launched in India at a price of Rs 17,999, which will be available for the first sale from May 21.

HONOR 9X Pro has been launched in the Indian market in a single variant that supports 256GB of internal storage with 6GB of RAM. The Honor 9X Pro is available in Midnight Black and Phantom Purple Color. Storage of the phone can be increased to 512GB.

HONOR 9X Pro comes pack with 6.59-inch Full HD+ OLED display with 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution and supports pop-up selfie camera. The triple rear camera is given on the back panel of the phone and is located on the top left side of the panel. Whereas, the power button is given at the right side of the phone which also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.

The HONOR 9X Pro runs on Huawei’s own Kirin 810 chipset with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.27 GHz clock speed. The phone also has GPU Turbo 2.0 for improved gaming performance. The drawback you see in this phone is that it has been introduced on Android 9 Pie, based EMUI 10. However, the company mentioned that the phone will be updated to Android 10 through OTA update.

What’s interesting is that HONOR 9X Pro does not come with Google Mobile Services, hence the phone won’t have Google apps and services on board. Rather, you will get the Huawei AppGallery where you with thousands of apps.

The company also claims to partner with developers in India to offer apps like Aarogya Setu, Paytm, Jio, Airtel, Voot, and etc. But the main concern here is that when you buy this phone you won’t have apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and Prime Video pre-installed and are also not available on the AppGallery yet. Although, some of these apps can be downloaded from their official websites.

Talking about photography, HONOR 9X Pro has 48-megapixel primary Sony IMX586 sensor with an aperture of F/1.8. It also has a 2-megapixel secondary camera for depth and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens. HONOR 9X Pro also packs a 16-megapixel pop-up camera with F/2.2 aperture for selfie and video calling.

HONOR 9X Pro is a dual SIM phone that supports 4G LTE. The phone’s internal storage. While HONOR 9X Pro supports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security and phone unlocking, the phone also has face unlock technology. Along with basic connectivity features, the HONOR 9X Pro has a 4,000 mAh battery for power backup.