Huawei's sub brand Huawei has announced its first phones with pop-up selfie cameras. In combination with their side-mounted fingerprint sensors, this means that the Honor 9X and 9X Max have almost completely borderless screens, with no visible notches or perforations. Android authority reports that the Honor 9X will arrive in China on July 30 with prices starting at 1,399 yuan (around $ 203), while the 9X Max will arrive later on August 9 from 2,199 yuan (around $ 320).
Internally, both phones use the new Kirin 810 chipset from Huawei, which debuted on the Nova 5 Pro last month and is the company's second 7nm chipset. The 9X starts with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, while the 9X Pro starts with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The rear camera settings of the two devices also differ: the 9X Pro has a triple camera array with an extra ultra-wide sensor compared to the dual camera & # 39; s on the 9X. You will find a sensor of 16 megapixels on top of the pop-up selfie camera of every phone.
Both phones have the same 6.59-inch 1080p LCD screen, 4,000 mAh battery and headphone jacks in addition to their USB-C ports. These specifications suggest that, on paper at least, the Honor 9X can be a suitable midrange device comparable to its predecessor, the Honor 8X.
It is not yet known when, or if, these two phones will be launched outside of China. The Honor 8X came to Europe just over a month after making its debut in Huawei's home country. However, given the current situation between the US and the parent company of Honor, Huawei, it is unclear whether the Honor 9X will be released outside of China within the same timeframe. The Trump administration recently said it would offer licenses to trade with Huawei "where there is no threat to US national security," but it is still unclear whether this will cover licensing software such as the Android operating system.