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