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Honor 9X Pro set for global launch on February 24

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The Honor 9X Pro, the latest mid-range phone from Huawei's sub-brand Honor, is set for a global launch on February 24. However, due to the continuing trade war between China and the United States, the "global" launch is limited to East Asia and Europe. The phone is a solid mid-range handset.

Heads up, world: a new Honor phone is headed your way next week.

George Zhao, President of Honor, confirmed February 24th as the launch date for the 9X Pro. The budget-oriented midranger will officially be revealed alongside the Honor V30 and Honor V30 Pro. The phone is currently slated for release in Europe and East Asia; there’s no word yet on the potential for the phone to appear in the U.S., but seeing as the trade war between China and the United States is still tense, it’s unlikely the Honor 9X Pro will make its way across the ocean.

The key feature of the Honor 9X Pro is the Kirin 810 SoC, an octa-core chip that boasts A.I. features. The phone will sport a 6.59-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) IPS display, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of onboard storage. The phone will support microSD cards up to 256 GB and run Android 9.0 Pie with Huawei’s EMUI 9.1.1 skin and Huawei Mobile Services (in lieu of Google Mobile Services). Powering everything will be a 4000 mAh battery.

The 9X Pro will also bear a triple camera array on the back (48 MP, 8 MP, and 2 MP shooters). Around front, a 16 MP pop-up selfie camera is hidden inside the chassis, allowing the display to run uninterrupted to the edge of the phone. Lastly, the phone will support dual-band AC WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, and will have a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

What do you think about the Honor 9X Pro? If you live in the States, do you plan to import the phone from Europe? Let us know in the comments.


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Sam Medley, 2020-02-18 (Update: 2020-02-18)