Honor 9i with 18:9 display and four cameras launched in India for Rs.17,999

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Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has just launched the Honor 9i in India. It features an 18:9 “FullView” display along with dual camera setups at both front and back. This is the same smartphone which they recently launched as Maimang 6 and Nova 2i in China and Malaysia respectively. If rumours are to be believed, the same smartphone might be launched as Mate 10 Lite in Global markets. In India, the Honor 9i will retail for Rs.17,999 exclusively via Flipkart.

Specs and features

Honor 9i comes with a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ (1080×2160) resolution, protected by 2.5D Glass. It features a metal unibody design with 83 percent screen to body ratio. Honor 9i has dual cameras on both front and back. The rear camera consists of a 16MP primary sensor and a 2 MP secondary sensor to capture depth information while the front camera has a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. The camera app lets users readjust the focus after the photo has been shot while also allows to choose different Bokeh effects. The fingerprint scanner is placed below the rear dual camera setup. Honor 9i also comes with Huawei Histen audio system to enhance the sound output and Bluetooth aptX support.

Under the hood, there is an octa-core Kirin 659 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory expandable via the hybrid SIM slot. The device is powered by a 3340mAh battery and runs on EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Check out the complete specifications here.

Pricing and Availability

Honor 9i will be sold exclusively via Flipkart for Rs.17,999 starting from October 14.  It will be available in three colours – Platinum Gold, Navy Blue, and Midnight Black. 

Honor 9i is probably the only one smartphone featuring an 18:9 display and decent specifications in the sub Rs.20,000 price range. Are you interested in buying the Honor 9i? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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