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The Honor 9X series may be coming to Europe soon, if not exactly as we know it

The Honor 9x shown with a rear-facing fingerprint. (Source: Twitter)
The Honor 9x shown with a rear-facing fingerprint. (Source: Twitter)
Honor has confirmed that the 9X will come to UK and European markets soon. However, some images obtained by a reliable leaker indicates that these phones will have a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, whereas existing Chinese units do not. There is also some doubt that they will ship with Google Play Services in their new regions.

The Honor 9X series was a breakthrough in that it was the brand's first phone to have a pop-up selfie camera and the new Kirin 810 mid-range SoC that is said to be more than a match for the Snapdragon 730. It has only been available in Asian markets thus far, however. Now, newer reports indicate that the Huawei-owned OEM had planned to introduce it to more westerly regions at IFA 2019. However, these plans (obviously) did not come to fruition.

This situation may have been connected to its parent company and its ongoing difficulties with Google service certifications. Nevertheless, Honor has made it clear that the 9X will be released in the UK and Europe. Confusingly, the respected leaker Sudhanshu Ambhore claims that the ability to run Google Play Services is in fact present on a unit destined for these markets.

These versions of the Honor 9X also appear to define themselves with a rear-facing fingerprint module set into their uniquely-designed glass rear panels, whereas those sold in China keep these sides of the phones cleaner with a side-mounted scanner that also doubles as a power button.

To date, these apparently modified Honor 8X successors do not have a concrete release date. Furthermore, it is not known whether the slightly more powerful 9X Pro is to be part of this event or not.

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The 'new' Honor 9Xs. (Source: Sudhanshu Ambhore via Twitter)
The 'new' Honor 9Xs. (Source: Sudhanshu Ambhore via Twitter)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09-27 (Update: 2019-09-29)