HONOR X9b now official: Drop-resistant phone with 120Hz 1.5K OLED display, Snapdragon 6 Gen 1

HONOR unveiled its latest mid-range smartphone, the HONOR X9b, which boasts of a three-level Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display, a 1.5K OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor.

The HONOR X9b is an upgraded version of the HONOR X9a, which launched earlier this year. Compared to its predecessor, the X9b is an overall improvement, sporting a bigger display with a higher resolution and refresh rate, a newer processor, a bigger battery with a slightly faster charging speed, and a higher-resolution main camera.


The HONOR X9b also features HONOR’s new three-level Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display 360-degree Anti-Drop Protection, which consists of three layers of reinforcement for the screen, frame, and internal compartments.

HONOR claims it is the first phone in the industry to receive a five-star overall drop resistance certification from Swiss-based test and certification company, SGS.

At the front, the HONOR X9b has a 6.78-inch 1.5K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, which supports 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 1.07 billion colors for vivid and accurate colors. It also has an in-display fingerprint sensor and a punch-hole selfie camera.


Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor, which is based on a 4nm process. It also supports 5G connectivity with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

There’s a triple-camera setup at the back, which consists of a 108MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The front camera is a 16MP shooter that supports AI beautification and portrait mode.

The phone also has a large 5800mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging. It runs on MagicOS 7.2, based on Android 13.


The HONOR X9b comes in three colors: Sunrise Orange, Midnight Black, and Emerald Green. Only the Sunrise Orange color is made of vegan leather material. Price and availability details are yet to be released.

HONOR X9b 5G specs

Display6.78-inch 1.5K OLED display, 2652×1200, 1920Hz High-frequency PWM Dimming
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
Rear Camera108MP main, f/1.75
5MP ultra-wide, f/2.2
2MP macro, f/2.4
Front Camera16MP, f/2.45
Network5G, 4G LTE, dual nano SIM
ConnectivityWi-Fi 5 dual-band, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
OthersIn-display fingerprint scanner, USB-C
OSMagicOS 7.2, Android 13
ColorsSunrise Orange (Vegan leather), Midnight Black, Emerald Green
Battery5800mAh Battery, 45W fast charging


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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