Android smartphone: Honor introduces 9X Pro without Google services

Honor has introduced the Android smartphone 9X Pro for the European market – it is the device that was previously released in China under the name Honor 9X. As a result of the US trade dispute with China, the smartphone has to do without Google services, which is why Honor has so far been reluctant to publish it in Europe.

Last year, Honor released a 9X (without Pro) in Europe, which is actually a renamed Huawei P Smart Z and still has Google Services on board. Now the "real" 9X from China comes to us without Google Services as 9X Pro.

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A HiSilicon Kirin 810 with eight cores works in the device, making the "Pro" version more powerful than the ordinary Honor 9X. The SoC, which is manufactured using the 7-nanometer process, uses two fast Cortex-A76 cores with up to 2.27 GHz and six low-power Cortex-A55 cores with up to 1.88 GHz. It has 6 GB of RAM at its side.

The 9X Pro primarily wants to score with its cameras. A 16 megapixel pop-up camera (f / 2.2) is installed for selfies. There are three camera lenses on the back. The main camera comes to 48 megapixels (f / 1.8) and can convert four pixels to one large pixel, so that photos with 12 megapixels resolution are created. This process is said to improve image quality, particularly in poor lighting conditions. In addition, an ultra wide-angle camera with 8 megapixels (f / 2.4) and a field of view of 120 ° is installed as well as a depth sensor with 2 megapixels (f / 2.4), which enables bokeh effects.

The Honor 9X Pro has a striking "X" pattern on the back.
(Image: Honor)

Thanks to the pop-up camera, the 6.6-inch display is not interrupted by a notch or camera cutout. Its edges are narrow. The LC display has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 391 PPI.

The 256 GB internal memory can be expanded with a memory card. The battery holds 4000 mAh and is charged via USB Type C with up to 10 watts. A 3.5 millimeter jack is also on board. The fingerprint sensor is located in the device frame.

Android 9 with the manufacturer's own user interface EMUI 9.1 is installed on the Honor 9X Pro. The smartphone will be available in black and purple from mid-March 2020 for 250 euros.


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