Honor has officially announced that it will be holding a major global launch event on March 29 for its fresh new X series lineup of devices, which are respectively the Honor X7, X8 and X9 5G. The company had already officially announced the Honor X8 a week prior, but not the Honor X7 and X9 5G.
However, it seems that we need not wait any longer for the specs and designs of the upcoming Honor X series. As Honor recently held a private media launch event in the UAE announcing the Honor X series, showing off the striking designs while detailing the specs of the Honor X7, Honor X8 and Honor X9 5G.
Although all 3 models are bearing the new ‘X’ name in the Honor family, all 3 models are actually rebadged devices that were launched within the last 3 months in China, but the X series is equipped with Google services and catered as a “global variant”.
Since the Honor X8 with the Snapdragon 680 specs were already detailed last week, we’ll be only detailing the specs and designs of the Honor X7 and the Honor X9 5G.
The Honor X7 is the global variant of the Honor Play 30 Plus launched in China back in December 2021.
The device sports a 6.74-inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels (HD+), 16.7 million colours, and a 90Hz refresh rate. The TÜV Rheinland-certified (for low blue-light emission) display also has a dewdrop notch with a 90.07% screen-to-body ratio.
It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC coupled with 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB storage. As for software, it boots Magic UI 5.0 based on Android 11.
The phone houses a dual-camera setup on the back comprising of a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it uses a 5MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone supports dual SIM, 5G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, and GNSS (GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou). It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, and a MicroSD card slot.
The device comes with all the essential sensors like an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, proximity light sensor, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It measures 167.59 × 77.19 × 8.62mm in dimensions, weighs 198g, and arrives in four stunning colours (black, silver, blue, gold).
Honor X9 5G
The Honor X9 5G is the global variant of the Honor X30 launched in China back in December 2021.
The device is powered by Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G processor built on TSMC’s 6nm process. The smartphone is paired with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM with 128 GB and 256 GB internal storage options.
The device is fueled by a large non-removable Li-Po 4800 mAh battery with 66W Fast charging, which Huawei claims to charge from 0% to 80% in 30 minutes. The sensors include Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
The display is a 6.81 inches IPS LCD panel on a 1080 x 2388 resolution. The camera on the rear side consists of a triple camera that includes 48 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) and on the front, there is 16 MP.
The device dimension is 166.1 x 75.8 x 8.1 mm and it weighs 189 grams. The phone runs on Android 11 baked into Magic UI 5.0.
The rear design of the HONOR X9 reminds us that it shares a lot of design cues of premium flagships such as the Huawei Magic 4 and Huawei Mate 40 Pro.
The Honor X9 will come in premium-like colours like Black, Blue, Silver, and Gold.