Honor has officially launched the new entry-level smartphone Honor 9A today. Like all current Huawei devices, it no longer has Google services and should be available from July 1 at a price of 150 euro (about $170).
Honor 9A: new entry-level smartphone launched without Google services
The Honor 9A has a 6.3 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels and a central dot-drop notch. It runs MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core SoC and 3 GB of RAM. The internal memory holds a generous 64 GB and it supports expansion via the microSD card.
On the back of the Honor 9A is a triple camera, consisting of a 13-megapixel main sensor (f / 1.8), a 5-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera sits on the front inside the dot-drop notch and can take photos with a resolution of 8 megapixels.
The current Android 10 with the Magic UI 3.1 is preinstalled on the Honor 9A, whereby the Google services are missing again. Buyers have to be satisfied with the Huawei AppGallery, which is a major point of criticism in my opinion. Maybe the large battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh can comfort at least some of it. It is a pity, however, that Honor still uses an outdated micro USB port for charging.
The Honor 9A will be available in Europe from July 1st at a price of EUR 149.90 (about $170). The entry-level smartphone will then be available in the colors Midnight Black and Phantom Blue.
Honor 9A specifications
- 6.3-inch (1600 × 720 pixels) HD+ 20:9 display
- Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762R) 12nm processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
- Android 10 with Magic UI 3.1
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- 13MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 5MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Dimensions: 159.07 × 74.06 × 9.04mm; Weight: 185g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS, Micro USB Port
- 5000mAh battery
Honor has confirmed yesterday that the Honor X10 Max smartphone will launch in China on July 2. A recent leak indicates that Honor is announcing the Honor 30 Lite 5G smartphone along with the X10 Max. Earlier today, the Honor 30 Lite has been spotted in the database of the popular Geekbench benchmark platform.
The Honor 30 Lite 5G has the codename Maxwell, as well as the model number MXW-AN00. The Geekbench database confirms that the smartphone has a Dimensity 800 SoC and 6 GB of RAM, and also runs on the Android 10 operating system. In single-core and multi-core Geekbench tests, the phone scored 2491 and 8737 points, respectively.