Huawei’s online-only brand Honor has been on a roll in India. After making inroads into the Indian smartphone market with the likes of the Honor 7X and Honor 9 Lite earlier this year, the company has now unveiled its latest budget wonder: the Honor 9N.
The Honor 9N in many ways is similar to the Honor 9 Lite, with the ‘N’ in its name perhaps standing for notch. Yes, the Honor 9N comes with a notch so if you don’t like phones with a notch, you are perhaps going to avoid this phone. If not and you plan on buying the Honor 9N, check out our FAQ below.
Q) What are the full specifications of the Honor 9N?
A) The full specs of the Honor 9N are as follows:
- Dimensions: 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm
- Display: 5.84-inch, 2280X1080 FHD+, 19:9 ratio, 2.5D curved glass
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 659 clocked at 2.36GHz
- GPU: ARM Mali T830-MP2
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64/128GB, microSD card slot
- Rear camera: Primary: 13MP PDAF, LED flash, 1.25um pixel size, Full HD video recording; Secondary: 2MP depth camera
- Front camera: 16MP, F/2.0 aperture, Bokeh effect
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor
- Connectivity: LTE, Hybrid dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB, 3.5mm jack
- Battery: 3000mAh non-removable
- Others: Android 8.0 Oreo with Emotion UI 8.0, Face Unlock, Party Mode, Ride Mode
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No. The Honor 9N features a 2.5D curved glass design which means its battery and back cover are not removable.
Q) Does Honor 9N suffer from any kind of heating issues?
A) The handset does get a bit warm when under load or playing heavy games but its nothing too serious to be a cause for concern.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The Honor 9N features a hybrid SIM/microSD card slot. This means that you can either use 2 SIM cards or a microSD card and 1 SIM card on the phone at any given time.
Q) How many variants of the Honor 9N is Huawei launching in India?
A) 2. The first one comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space with a price tag of Rs 13,999. The second variant packs 4GB RAM and 128GB storage space and is priced at Rs 17,999.
Q) Is the display of the Honor 9N protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) The 5.84-inch display of the Honor 9N is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It features a 2.5D curved strengthened glass that is less prone to scratches, but it is not Gorilla Glass.
Q) What benefits does the dual-camera of the Honor 9N offers?
A) The secondary 2MP depth sensor on the Honor 9N allows the handset to capture photos with a fake bokeh effect that makes portrait photos ‘pop’ more. The dual-camera setup at the front is also used for a similar purpose.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Honor 9N located? Is it touch-based?
A) The fingerprint scanner on the Honor 9N is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Honor 9N?
Q) Does the Honor 9N feature native fingerprint app locking functionality?
A) Yes, the handset comes with the ability to lock apps using the fingerprint scanner without requiring the use of any third-party apps.
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Honor 9N?
A) Yes, you can. The handset can record also record videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei’s Emotion UI 8.0 on top of it. This is a newer version of Emotion UI than what is found on the Honor 7X.
Q) Does the Honor 9N support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. VoLTE support is present for Reliance Jio, though support for Airtel and Vodafone’s VoLTE network needs to be confirmed.
Q) What about Dual VoLTE Support on Honor 9N?
A) The Honor 9N does not support Dual VoLTE.
Q) Does the Honor 9N feature native support for video calling?
A) Yes, the Honor 9N has native video calling support.
Q) Is Quick charging supported on the Honor 9N?
A) No, the Honor 9N does not support Huawei’s own SuperCharge fast charging technology. The charging speeds will be slightly slower than what you will get with Quick Charge 2.0
Q) How much free storage space does the Honor 9N has out of the box?
A) The 64GB variant of the handset has around 52GB of free storage space out of the box.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some of the pre-installed apps on the Honor 9N to free up space on the internal storage on the device.
Q) Are the on-screen navigation keys on the Honor 9N customizable?
A) Yes, the on-screen navigation keys on the Honor 9N are customizable to a certain extent.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Honor 9N?
A) No, the handset lacks an infrared blaster.
Q) Is there Face Unlock on the Honor 9N?
A) Yes, the handset has Face unlock along with Raise to Wake.
Q) What about FM Radio?
A) Yes, the Honor 9 has FM radio support as well.
Q) Does the Honor 9N feature a notification LED?
A) Yes, the Honor 9N features a notification LED.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Honor 9N?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, a case and some regulatory papers.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the Honor 9N supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) What colors is the Honor 9 Lite available in?
A) The Honor 9N is available in Midnight Black Blue and Sapphire Blue colors right now, though it will also be available in two more exciting colors in a few weeks.
Q) When does the Honor 9N go on sale and where?
A) The Honor 9 Lite will be sold exclusively in India through Flipkart. The 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant of the handset is priced at Rs 13,999 while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs 17,999. The first sale of the handset will take place on Flipkart from July 31.
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Q) What are the launch day offers available for the Honor 9 Lite?
A) You can get the Honor 9N at a discount of 5 percent discount if you buy the handset using an Axis Bank Buzz credit card.
If you have any other question regarding the Honor 9 Lite, drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.