Huawei launches the Honor 9i but it's nothing we haven't seen already
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Maimang 6, Nova 2i, and now, Honor 9i. Huawei doesn't look like letting this device off anytime soon, as the company has, once again, repackaged the same thing for a different market. The Honor 9i will be the latest incarnation of Huawei's new mid-range device, the Maimang 6.
Specifications of the Maimang 6 are well-known at this point, with the mid-ranger sporting a 5.9-inch FHD display, with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, dual rear cameras (16 MP + 2 MP), dual selfie shooters (13 MP + 2 MP), a rear fingerprint sensor, and 3340 mAh battery.
The Honor 9i is sold as a Flipkart special—although it's not currently available—but we expect it to make its way to other resellers in the coming weeks. It comes with a price tag of 19,999 INR (US$307), but is currently listed with a 10% discount which sees it at 17,999 INR (US$276). These prices are considerably lower than that of the Maimang 6 when it was released.
Also, considering the fact that the Honor 7X has been billed to come with a price tag in the region of US$300, Huawei offering a better device at a slightly lower price point is a bit baffling.
The Honor 9i will be available on October 14.