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.
Yesterday, Honor unveiled the Honor 9N in India. Priced around the Rs 12,000 range, the Honor 9N launches in an extremely competitive and crowded smartphone category in the country. Despite Honor’s marketing claims, the Honor 9N is just a tweaked Honor 9 Lite with just a few differences here and there.
Honor today launched the Honor 9N in the crowded mid-range smartphone market of India. The handset sits below the Rs 15,000 price range and competes against Honor’s own offerings like the Honor 7X, Honor 9 Lite, along with the massively popular Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The months and years roll by and Huawei and Honor smartphones evolve… slowly. Each is – genuinely – better than the last, but the glossy mass of glass, the avalanche of Emotion UI and bundled software, the dual camera ideas, much also stays the same. Is there enough new for the Honor 10? Actually yes, mainly through the AI in the camera, though there are quirks, plus a surprisingly low price point.
Attending Honor’s big event this week in London, I couldn’t help shake the feeling that despite their claims about innovation, and a few software tweaks aside, all they really did was copy what has already been done and make it cheaper to end users. From the 2:1 display – understandable – to a new, upcoming front camera projector and ID system, teased for 2018, that’s set to be a carbon copy of what the iPhone X does – complete with Animoji. However, like most of us, I’m all for making things cheaper, and I loved last year’s Honor 6X – really decent specs and capabilities in a premium-feeling phone that cost around £220 or so. Amazing. Can the 7X live up to the same billing?
After a soft launch last month, Huawei today unveiled the Honor 7X at an event in London. The successor to the popular Honor 6x from last year, the Honor 7X continues to feature a dual-camera setup at its rear.
Huawei today unveiled its new mid-range Honor handset, the Honor 7x. The handset is the successor to the Honor 6x from earlier this year and comes with a 5.93-inch 18:9 Full Screen display with FHD+ resolution.
At an event in Goa, India, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor today unveiled the Honor 9i which it claims is the world’s first smartphone featuring a dual-camera setup at the front and rear along with a FullView display.
Huawei’s Honor brand today unveiled its flagship handset for 2017 and successor to the Honor 8: the Honor 9. Featuring an aluminium chassis and a curved glass at the front and back, the Honor 9 makes use of 15 layers of glass for its rear panel with a shiny finish.
Huawei has been fine tuning its digital native (for which read teenagers and twenty somethings) smartphones for a couple of years now and, with the Honor 6X, has (almost) perfected the delicate balance between technology and value for money. The 6X has (almost, again) no weaknesses, at least in this relatively budget segment of the market. If you want a decent (if not top end) smartphone, don’t want to pay top dollar and don’t mind your Android experience to be slightly tweaked from Google’s Nexus and Pixel ambitions, then the Honor 6X is an easy recommendation.