Despite the company remaining on unstable terms with the U.S. government, Huawei will still be releasing phones. Its latest handsets arrive via its sub-brand, Honor, who hosted an event in China to unveil the new Honor 9X and 9X Pro.
The big focal points of both these phones are two things: the screens and the selfie cameras. The screens measure in at 6.59-inches a pop, with both devices shipping with Full HD resolutions and LCD panels. They’re obstruction-free, meaning there’s no notch or other cutout to accommodate for additional sensors. To completely hide the selfie cameras, Honor opted for pop-up motors at the top of the phones, much like the OnePlus 7 Pro.
On the side of both phones, you’ll find a fingerprint reader alongside volume and power buttons. There’s a USB-C port at the bottom with no headphone, a loudspeaker, and some mics.
As far as specs go, the Honor 9X series ships with a Kirin 810 chipset with either 4 or 6GB of RAM on the 9X and up to 8GB with the 9X Pro. You also get either 64, 128, or 256GB of storage depending on which model you opt for. The back houses a 48MP main camera, a 2MP secondary camera, and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. Meanwhile, the selfie camera weighs in at 16MP.
Rounding things off, the new 9X phones ship with EMUI 9 based on Android Pie, a 4,000mAh battery, and glass on the front and back. They come in black, red, purple, or blue and are on sale starting at RMB 1,399 starting today in China.