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HONOR Introduces the Globally Acclaimed X Series to India with the Launch of HONOR X9b

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HONOR, launches of its globally acclaimed X Series line-up with the introduction of HONOR X9b. With this launch, HONOR aims to deliver eXtra to consumers across all segments, bringing them unparalleled display quality, enhanced battery, along with an optimised software performance, catering to diverse user needs.

Designed to elevate the mobile experience for users, the HONOR X9b showcases top-notch quality brilliance with the industry-first Ultra-Bounce 360° Anti-Drop Display and ushers a new era of durable  smartphones. . The smartphone  also houses a massive 5800mAh battery, in a sleek and premium design making it the perfect companion for modern day smartphone use.

To further enhance the overall device ownership experience, HONOR introduces HONOR Protect, a free Mobile Protection Plan powered by OnsiteGo, worth INR 2,999.

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In addition to the HONOR X9b 5G smartphone, the brand also announced the launch of its TWS

HONOR CHOICE X5, offering superior audio, and the HONOR CHOICE smartwatch equipped with the HONOR Health app for fitness tracking, aiming to establish a connected ecosystem in India.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Madhav Sheth, CEO, of HTech, said, ‘HTech takes great pride in delivering the highest-quality smartphone experiences to customers. The HONOR X9b is designed from the ground up to solve user pain points and meet the high expectations of HONOR’s customers. It empowers them by giving them access to some of the most advanced technologies available today. The HONOR X9b is infused with these technologies and is a worthy addition to the HONOR portfolio in India.’

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Ranjit Babu, Director, Wireless and Home Entertainment, Amazon India said, “At Amazon.in, we are focused on continually enhancing the smartphone shopping experience for our customers. With the launch of the HONOR X9b, we’re delighted to expand our selection of smartphones with cutting-edge tech from top global brands. Offering great value, the HONOR X9b comes with convenient affordability options like no-cost EMI, guaranteed buyback, and extended warranty. Plus, with Amazon Pay Later, early buyers enjoy hassle-free credit within minutes, enabling 12 months of no-cost installments without the need for a credit card. We are excited to offer the HONOR X9b on India’s most preferred and trusted online marketplace*, starting at just INR 2167 per month.”

eXtra Durable with 360° Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display

HONOR X9b comes equipped with HONOR Ultra-Bounce Anti-drop Display, ensuring outstanding durability and stability. Its innovative airbag technology with shock-absorbing structure around the phone provides impressive resistance to drops up to 1.5 meters. The phone guarantees 360° protection to all six faces and four corners, even on hard surfaces like marble. Its three-layer protective structure, incorporating partial reinforcement, surrounding buffer, and sealing protection, utilizes an innovative low-modulus cushioning material with micron-level gaps, absorbing impacts up to 1.2 times. The phone introduces Ultra-Bounce Technology, providing both drop and splash resistance, validated by a 15-second submersion test and IP53 water and dust resistance certification. The micro-level gap design acts as airbags, deforming and absorbing energy upon impact, transcending environmental factors.

Cementing HONOR’s commitment to human-centric design, the HONOR X9b uses dynamic light with hardware-level low blue light to reduce eye fatigue for users. It is equipped with Pulse. Width Modulation (PWM) technology allows the display to pulse at a rate up to 1920Hz, which allows for flagship features in mid-range phones. HONOR brings PWM dimming technology to the HONOR X9b to benefit today’s always-on generation who spend long hours on their smartphones. Thanks to this feature, the HONOR X9b minimises fluctuations in screen brightness. It decreases the occurrence of flickering, which greatly reduces eye strain and provides a comfortable viewing experience, even in low-light environments. HONOR X9b’s dimming technology uses dynamic light resembling natural rhythms to stimulate ciliary muscle movement. To comfort the user’s eyes, the HONOR X9b’s brightness level automatically and periodically changes according to the duration of screentime with different external lighting conditions, going brighter and darker gradually according to the desired condition of the human eye.

HONOR X9b’s Edgeless AMOLED Curved Display is 6.78 inches large, yet the phone’s slim body easily slips into any handbag. The phone’s screen offers perfect picture quality and doesn’t cause the eyes to strain even after hours of screen time. The display features support a 1.5K resolution (429PPI), 1.07 billion colours and 100% DCI-P3 to deliver smooth visuals that are sharp and brimming with detail. With the average user of this generation relying upon the smartphone across a myriad of usage scenarios within any given day, the HONOR X9b’s dynamic refresh rate automatically adapts to what the user is doing, allowing the display to go as fast as 120Hz for smoother and more fluid visuals in high octane, fast-paced mobile games, or slower for activities like reading to maximise battery life.

eXtra Power with 5800 mAh high-capacity battery

HONOR X9b boasts a massive 5800 mAh battery within a sleek and lightweight premium design, marrying durability with style. Certified with the 5G Gold label by DXOMark for its high-capacity battery life, the HONOR X9b can power the device for 12 hours, supporting users who wish to remain connected all day. Thanks to the innovative technology powering the HONOR X9b, the phone can keep users entertained for up to three days of regular use with only a single charge, guaranteeing a worry-free experience for three years. Furthermore, the HONOR X9b’s battery retains 80% of its capacity even after 1,000 charge cycles, making it one of the more durable device batteries in the market

The phone runs the latest Android 13-based MagicOS 7.2 Advanced Operating system. The operating system comes with various customised and upgraded features that give users a more intelligent and convenient user experience, such as creating and editing text documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. It supports input methods, including keyboard, stylus, and voice dictation. It also provides format compatibility and conversion functions, adapting files for mobile device screens.

HONOR X9b is powered by the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Mobile Platform, which provides exceptional performance and can easily handle intensive tasks. The platform comes with Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU and Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU, which are up to 40% and 35% faster than their predecessors, respectively, and delivers greater AI processing performance to support myriad real-time processing use cases such as improved photo and video capture, enhanced gaming features, intuitive AI assistance and faster connectivity. With 16GB total storage, including 8GB RAM Turbo and an eXtra 8GB, the HONOR X9b guarantees smooth performance and extensive storage for an enhanced user experience.

Commenting on the launch, Saurabh Arora, Mobile, Compute and XR Business Development Lead, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are excited about the launch of Honor X9b powered by Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 which enables accelerated performances. This platform is the first Snapdragon 6-series to support Fused Accelerator Architecture, enabling faster, more robust computing without compromising battery life. AI comes to life with intuitive assistance across functions like photography, audio, and productivity from its 7th Gen Qualcomm AI Engine. What makes it a real delight for gamers is the vibrant and hassle-free experiences, driven by the Qualcomm Adreno GPU and the Kryo CPU that keeps you glued to the action with a lag-free performance. We are delighted to collaborate with Honor in bringing best in-class smartphone experiences for mobile users in India.”

eXtra Sleek with premium ring design inspired by luxury watch

The HONOR X9b features an exceptionally premium design, drawing inspiration from luxury watches and adorned with a vegan leather finish. Despite housing a massive battery, the  smartphone exudes a sense of luxury, striking a perfect balance between functionality and visual appeal.  The phone comes in 2 vibrant colours – Sunrise Orange and Midnight Black- to let people express their individualism. Symbolic of growth and new beginnings, the Sunrise “Orange represents an expansion of vision tied into warm colours that truly stand out from the rest. Representing old-royalty opulence, the Emerald Green phone encompasses the eloquence,A timeless classic, the Midnight Black’s matte effect creates an air of mystery, elegance, power, and sophistication.

Inspired by the intricate craftsmanship of luxury watches and jewellery, the HONOR X9b features the iconic Classical Dual Ring Design. Small indents, not unlike the design of a watch bezel of a high-end watch, can be found along the circumference of the large outer ring encircling the camera module. The bold design exudes sophistication and class and elevates the smartphone into a piece of fashion accessory that will not look out of place even in the most formal of events. The circles on the camera module are crafted with precise cutting techniques, bringing a smooth and brilliant shine that adds an extra touch of elegance to the smartphone.

eXtra-Clear Camera Clarity

To deliver a superior photography experience, the HONOR X9b features a triple camera system composed of a 108MP Lossless Capture Camera, a 5MP Ultra-Wide Camera, and a 2MP Macro Camera, enabling users to capture captivating images in incredible detail.The powerful 108MP Main Camera is equipped with a 1/1.67-inch sensor, enhancing light sensing and facilitating the production of superior photos and videos. It also features AI Vlog Master and a solo-cut feature, enabling users to create social media-ready content by suggesting intelligent shooting modes.

Alongside a 108MP resolution that delivers high-definition photos, the 108MP Ultra-Clear Camera features an image sensor with an impressive size of 1/1.67 inches and a large f/1.75 aperture, which captures more light to produce images in vivid clarity. The camera allows users to take pictures with improved sharpness, exposure, and dynamic range, even in low-light environments.

To improve low-light performance, the camera sensor combines nine light-capturing pixels into a larger one with a 1.92μm equivalent pixel size. The camera also offers high optical quality with 3X zoom and an outstanding motion capture engine, ensuring the HONOR X9b produces clear snapshots with fascinating detail. HONOR’s Super-Fast Freeze Moments Motion Capture Engine enables users to shoot sharp images with crisp details even when the subject is on the move. Compared to competitors, its camera can capture stills even if the image subject is running, dancing, or spinning rapidly. This opens the world for photographers who want to shoot more dynamic images with their phones.

Availability and Pricing

  • The HONOR X9b 5G will be available at a MOP of Rs. 25,999 starting 12 noon 16-February. Consumers can purchase the smartphone with an exciting offer of Rs. 3000 Instant Bank discount for ICICI Bank users available on all bank cards or an Exchange Bonus of Rs. 5000 on first sale day, bringing the effective price down to Rs. 22999. Consumers will also have the convenience of No Cost EMI for up to 6 months.
  • Additionally, HONOR is giving away a complimentary Charger worth Rs 699 free of cost as an introductory offer
  • HONOR has also announced a free-of-cost HONOR Protect Plan powered by Onsitego valued at Rs 2,999 that includes interesting offerings like one-time screen replacement in six months, six-month extended warranty, 30-day Assured Buyback upto 90%
  • HONOR CHOICE Earbuds X5 will be available at a price of Rs.1999 starting 16-February 12 noon onwards
  • HONOR CHOICE Watch will be available starting 24-February 12 noon onwards at a MOP of Rs. 6499 with an introductory discount of Rs 500, which brings the price down to Rs. 5999
  • All three products across Amazon.in, brand website – www.explorehonor.com and mainline stores near you

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