In China, the Honor 9X Pro has been around for a long time, now it has also landed in Europe and it confidently as new hardware based on Kirin 810 and no longer as a modified retro model, as with the regular Honor 9X. However, this has consequences: Nothing works with Google here, instead users will have to get used to the Huawei replacement.
In China, Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro started with Kirin 810 in autumn 2019. In this country, Honor’s mother Huawei decided not to recycle an older Huawei phone with Kirin 710 in order to use Google services when launching the European Honor 9X to lose. In 2020 you are more confident on the international stage and today presented the real Honor 9X Pro in Barcelona as a global version with Kirin 810-SoC.
This is the first time the 7 nm chip has been installed in a smartphone in Europe, almost three quarters of a year after the announcement. Huawei apparently now thinks that there are enough customers in Europe who want to get involved in the experiment “Android smartphone without Google apps”, the Huawei Mobile Service and the App Gallery are basically available to replace the Play Store and Google infrastructure , even if users – at least in the first few months – still have to deal in detail with which application they now want to use as a replacement for the various Google apps.
The hardware of the Honor 9X Pro, on the other hand, is quite competitively configured for a current midranger. The 6.59 inch IPS display does not suffer from notch or pierced display, because the 16 megapixel pop-up selfie cam extends on the top when needed. With 6 GB RAM and generous 256 GB UFS 2.1 storage, the Honor 9X Pro is also very well equipped, and this also applies to the 4,000 mAh battery. In the Midnight Black or Phantom Purple housing there is also a fingerprint sensor integrated on the side as well as a triple cam with a 48 megapixel main sensor with F / 1.8 aperture and 8 megapixel 120 degree ultra wide angle cam with F / 2.4 optics and 2 megapixel depth sensor. Honor has not yet commented on prices and availability.