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
|Display||6.78-inch 1.5K OLED display, 2652×1200, 1920Hz High-frequency PWM Dimming|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1|
|Rear Camera||108MP main, f/1.75|
5MP ultra-wide, f/2.2
2MP macro, f/2.4
|Front Camera||16MP, f/2.45|
|Network||5G, 4G LTE, dual nano SIM|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 5 dual-band, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|Others||In-display fingerprint scanner, USB-C|
|OS||MagicOS 7.2, Android 13|
|Colors||Sunrise Orange (Vegan leather), Midnight Black, Emerald Green|
|Battery||5800mAh Battery, 45W fast charging|