Honor today launched the Honor 9A and Honor 9S smartphones in India. The phones were announced at an online event alongside the Honor MagicBook 15 laptop in the country. Honor 9A and 9S will be entry-level smartphones with excellent battery life. Also read: Honor 9A, Honor 9S, MagicBook 15 Laptop, India Launch today – expected price and specifications
Both the 9S and 9A were released with Honor’s Magic UI 3.1 on Android 10. The phones will also feature Huawei’s new AppGallery. Honor 9A will be available for sale through Amazon India, while Honor 9S will be sold through Flipkart. Also read: Honor 9S appears on Flipkart before India’s launch on July 31
Honor 9A specifications
Honor 9A features a 6.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. There is also a drop for water for the front camera. Under the hood, the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC has 3GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage coupled with a dedicated MicroSD card slot supporting up to 512GB. There is a 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel wide-angle + 2-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It includes a 5000 mAh battery and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone is available in black and blue colors. Also read: Honor 9X Series receives the July 2020 Security Patch update
Honor 9S specifications
Honor 9S comes with a 5.45-inch screen that provides HD + 1440 x 720 pixels resolution. There are a 5-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash. Under the hood, there is the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC along with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage along with a dedicated MicroSD card slot supporting up to 512 GB. It also works on Magic UI 3.1 based on Android 10 and it has a 3,020 mAh battery. There is TUV Rheinland certified eye comfort mode, which reduces eye strain. The phone is available in blue and black colors.
Pricing and availability
Honor 9A will be priced at Rs 9,999 and will be available at an opening price of Rs 8,999. Meanwhile, Honor 9S will be priced in India at Rs. 6499 but will be available at a special opening price of Rs 5,999 on Flipkart. Both phones will be available starting August 6 on their e-commerce sites.
Honor MagicBook 15
Honor also launched the MagicBook 15 laptop in India today. This laptop features a 15.6-inch screen, weighs 1.53 kg and is 16.9 mm thick. The laptop runs on the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processor with AMD Radeon graphics and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. It is sold with 256GB or 512GB SSI PCIe storage options. MagicBook 15 runs on the latest Windows 10 operating system and comes with a 42W battery. It has two full-size USB Type-A ports and a USB Type C charging port. Like Huawei’s premium MateBook line, the MagicBook 15 webcam is hidden behind the function key on the top row of the keyboard. There is also an HDMI port and the power button also functions as a fingerprint reader.