When it comes to high-end or innovative devices, Honor makes a furor before and after the launch. But when it comes to low-end models, it acts quietly. All manufacturers do this, though. Anyways, today, the company released two new affordable smartphones in India. They are dubbed the Honor 9A and Honor 9S and are going to appear on the shelves on August 6.
By the way, as the names suggest, these handsets are going to struggle against the Redmi 9 series smartphone that have been released recently.
Honor 9A Key Features
The Honor 9A is an entry-level phone with a 6.3-inch HD+ (1600×720) waterdrop screen. Under the hood, it hosts a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. In its turn, this SoC is accompanied by a 3GB RAM and a 64GB storage space. However, the latter can be expanded through a microSD card slot, up to 512GB. Like the Redmi 9A, this model also comes with a large-capacity battery of 5000mAh. For charging and data transfer, the phone uses the micro-USB interface. By the way, it supports reverse charging (5V/1.2A).
On the back, we can find a triple-camera, which is quite surprising for a smartphone from such a price range. The camera module consists of a 13-megapixel f/1.8 main lens, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The phone supports rear fingerprint recognition and runs Magic UI 3.1 based on Android 10. Unfortunately, the machine lacks support for Google services and applications.
Other features of the Honor 9A include a 3.5mm headphone jack, an 88-decibel speaker and party mode, and NFC. The weight is only 185 grams. The thickness is 9.04 mm.
The Honor 9A is available in phantom blue and midnight black. The price is 9999 Indian rupees (approximately $133). But the price during the pre-order period, it is 8999 Indian rupees (approximately $120).
Honor 9S Key Features
The Honor 9S is positioned lower. It comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ screen, MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot. In terms of camera, the machine has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
The Honor 9S sports a built-in 3020mAh. But it does not support fingerprint recognition, and only supports face unlock. AppGallery is the default app store. We mean it does not support Google Play Store or Google Play services.
The price of the Honor 9S is 6499 Indian rupees (approximately $87), and the price during the pre-order period is 5499 Indian rupees (approximately $73).