That's it for the Honor 9N India launch live blog. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our full review of the smartphone
Honor 9N goes on sale in India at 12pm on July 31 and will be exclusively available via Flipkart
Honor has partnered with telecom operator Jio for the 9N launch, with cashback worth Rs. 2,200
The Honor 9N will be launched in India in three variants - 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, priced at Rs. 11,999, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage at Rs. 13,999. There's a 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant that costs Rs. 17,999
The smartphone will get GPU Turbo after launch with an OTA update
There's a fingerprint sensor on the back as well
Honor 9N also has Face Unlock feature and the company claims it shows notifications only to the owner for privacy
On the back is a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera setup with features such as bokeh shots, focus control, and PDAF
The new smartphone's camera has 3D face contouring and beautification for better selfies
It comes in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, and the display size is 5.84-inch
Honor 9N has a mirror-like finish on the back and 19:9 display aspect ratio. The notch can be removed by the user
Suhail Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei India is now on stage, talking about the new Honor 9N
1 million units of Honor 9 Lite have been sold in 90 days in the Indian market
Honor claims it is among the fastest-growing smartphone brands in India
P Sanjeev, the Honor India Vice President of Sales, has taken the stage to unveil the Honor 9N
The new Honor 9N will be a Flipkart exclusive in India, the company had confirmed previously
Welcome to our Honor 9N India launch live blog. The event is slated to start at 11:30am
The Honor 9N smartphone India launch event, where the Huawei-owned brand will unveil its affordable offering with display notch, has started. Honor India Vice President of Sales P Sanjeev is on stage to bring the new phone to India. The new Honor 9N is expected to be the India variant of the Honor 9i (2018) that was launched in China last month. The 19:9 aspect ratio will give the upcoming smartphone a bezel-less display, which the company is promoting on social media in India as the Notch FullView. The Honor 9N India launch live stream has started, so you just need to hit the play button embedded below to watch it live. We are at the event too, so you can simply follow this live blog and get all the updates in real-time without having to refresh the page.
Honor 9N price in India is expected to be roughly the same as that of China price of Honor 9i (2018). The latter is available at CNY 1,399 (about Rs. 14,600) for the 64GB variant, and CNY 1,699 (about Rs. 17,800) for the 128GB option.
As for the Honor 9N specifications and features, we can have a rough idea of what to expect from the handset by looking at the Honor 9i (2018) hardware and software. The handset comes with dual-SIM (Nano) support, EMUI 8.0 custom skin based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and a 5.84-inch (1080x2280 pixels) full-HD+ IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It will be powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM.
The Honor 9N camera setup is expected to include dual cameras on the back, with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, along with an LED flash. A 16-megapixel front camera can be expected, with AI beautification and scene recognition features. The Face Unlock feature should also make its way through from the Honor 9i (2018), and it bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
It is expected to bear 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage, depending on the variant, both of which will be expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Honor 9N should be powered by a 3000mAh battery.