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A Huawei device on Geekbench may be the Honor 8X on Android 10

The Honor 9X Lite may also be on the way. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The Honor 9X Lite may also be on the way. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The Honor nX line of smartphones has only just been updated worldwide. Now, it seems its series' 2018 flagship will finally get a stable build of EMUI 10 based on Android 10. This may be confirmed by some new Geekbench 5 benchmarking results.

Recently, some posters have allegedly leaked from the Huawei brand Honor, and may indicate that it is planning a Lite addition to its 9X series. Now, some new Geekbench listings that may be related to these hints have emerged. On the other hand, the specs indicated in these benchmark database entries are very similar to those of a pre-existing device.

Honor's supposedly leaked posters suggest that the 9X Lite has a modern rectangular rear camera hump paired to a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. It was followed by alleged store listings for several variants of the same phone, which went by the model numbers JSN-L21 to L23. One of these, the JSN-L22, has recently emerged on Geekbench 5.

Unfortunately, this is where this leak falls down. The results show that this phone has 4GB of RAM and has an SoC with properties that match those of the Kirin 710. These are also present in the pre-existing Honor 8X - as is the model number. Therefore, this phone is probably not the rumored 9X Lite. However, this story has an interesting twist: the OS indicated in the new listings.

Some of them specify Android 9.0 (Pie), which is not unusual as the 8X has been stuck on an EMUI version based on this for some time. However, some others replace it with Android 10, which may give new hope that this phone's new software upgrade will be out of beta soon. Indeed, some reports indicate that this stable update is available to install in certain markets.

A Honor 8X variant on Android 10. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
A Honor 8X variant on Android 10. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02-25 (Update: 2020-02-25)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.