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Honor 9N India launch highlights: Price, specifications, features

Honor 9N features a notch cutout on its display, and dual cameras on the back. Here are the highlights from the launch event of Honor 9N.

By Marcia Sekhose | Jul 24, 2018 12:45 IST

Honor launched its latest smartphone with a ‘notch display’ in India today. Honor 9N is available in three storage variants with a starting price of Rs 11,999. The smartphone will be available in India starting July 31 exclusively via Flipkart and Honor’s e-store.

Honor 9N is an upgrade over the Honor 9 Lite which was launched earlier this January in India. The biggest difference between the two is the notch display design. Honor 9N also features a 2.5D curved glass. The smartphone comes in four colour options of midnight black, sapphire blue, lavender purple, and robin egg blue.

Honor 9N specifications

Honor 9N has a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood of the smartphone runs in-house Kirin 659 processor. For photography, Honor 9N has a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual-camera setup at the rear, and a 16-megapixel front camera.

The smartphone packs a 3,000mAh battery, and runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMIUI 8.0 on the software front. Honor 9N features face unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor for security.

Honor 9N price

The base model of Honor 9N with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at Rs 11,999. Honor 9N with 4GB RAM plus 64GB and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 17,999 respectively.

Here are the highlights from the Honor 9N India launch event.

12:27PM IST

Honor 9N: Pricing and availability

Honor 9N starts at Rs 11,999 for the 3GB plus 32GB variant, and Rs 13,999 for the 4GB plus 64GB variant. There’s also a top model with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage which will retail at Rs 17,999. Honor 9N will be available starting July 31 via Flipkart and the company’s e-store. Buyers can avail Reliance Jio offers like Rs 2,200 cashback and 100GB of additional data.

12:15PM IST

Honor 9N: Features like Game Suite, Ride mode

Game Suite: you can play games while answering calls at the same time. Ride mode: Customise your phone to respond to calls and messages when riding a two-wheeler. Party mode: Sync up to seven Honor devices to play music at the same time. Quick access to Paytm with one-tap pay option.

12:13PM IST

Honor 9N: Face unlock and fingerprint sensor

Honor 9N features face unlock which works for notifications as well. It also has a rear fingerprint sensor located at the top center. The rear fingerprint sensor can be used to answer calls and take photos, and also silence alarms.

12:11PM IST

Honor 9N: Dual rear cameras

Honor 9N has a dual-camera setup at the rear which is a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel combination.

12:10PM IST

Honor 9N: Selfie camera

Honor 9N sports a 16-megapixel selfie camera which is claimed to offer good photos in low-light conditions. It features 3D face contouring, smart and gender beautification, and the ability to change image backgrounds.

12:08PM IST

Honor 9N: Colour variants

Honor 9N will be available in four colours of ‘Midnight Black’, ‘Sapphire Blue’, ‘Lavender Purple, and ‘Robin Egg Blue’.

12:04PM IST

Honor 9N: Display and design

Clinton Jeff, Senior Marketing Lead, Huawei India begins the presentation on Honor 9N. It has a 12-layer glass design with a 2.5D curved glass. It features 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with an 19:9 aspect ratio.

11:57AM IST

Honor 9N: Honor’s journey so far

Suhail Tariq, Chef Marketing Officer, Honor, talks about the company’s photo workshop started six months ago.

11:47AM IST

Honor 9N: Sales of Honor 10, Honor 9 Lite

P Sanjeev says that the company sold 3 million units of Honor 10 globally. In India, Honor has sold almost 1 million units of Honor 9 Lite.

11:43AM IST

Honor 9N: Launch event begins

P Sanjeev, VP of sales, Huawei takes the stage to start the launch of Honor 9N smartphone.

11:31AM IST

Honor 9N: Dual cameras, rear fingerprint sensor

Honor 9N features a dual-camera setup located at the top left corner of the smartphone. There’s also a fingerprint sensor placed at the center.

11:22AM IST

Honor 9N: Flipkart exclusive

Honor 9N will be available exclusively via e-commerce platform, Flipkart.

11:10AM IST

Honor 9N: Notch display, glass design

Honor 9N has a notch cutout on its display, and is wrapped with a 2.5D curved glass.