HONOR recently teased the design of its upcoming model, the HONOR X9b, on its Malaysian website. The new phone is expected to be the successor to the HONOR X9a, which launched in the Philippines in January 2023.
According to the launch page, the HONOR X9b will have a distinctive circular disk-like camera design and an orange vegan leather back panel, adding a touch of elegance and eco-friendliness to the device. The display looks similar to the X9a, with curved sides that slope into the frame and a hole punch cutout for the selfie camera.
Moreover, the HONOR X9b was also spotted on Geekbench, according to a report from Gizmochina. It was revealed to sport a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor with up to 12GB of RAM, and scored 936 points in the single-core test and 2774 points in the multi-core test.
HONOR markets the phone as its toughest smartphone ever, boasting a solid “all-angle ultra-tough” design that can withstand any challenge. Its predecessor, the HONOR X9a, followed the same approach, demonstrating its durability through a series of stunts that involved dropping it on solid floors, smashing its screen on walnuts, and even surviving being run over by a car. The X9a featured a 120Hz 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 64MP main camera, and a 5100mAh battery with 40W fast charging support.
The HONOR X9b is expected to be announced in Malaysia soon, followed by other markets. The price and specifications are yet to be revealed. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long before it arrives in the Philippines. Stay tuned.