Bolstering its product portfolio in the Indian market, Honor, Huawei’s e-brand for digital natives, today unveiled the Honor 9i smartphone in Goa at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. Redefining what premium smartphones are capable of, the new smartphone delivers incredible features and functionality including an intuitive and powerful 4-camera set up; a crisp and vibrant FullView FHD+ display and a sleek, industrial design.
Exemplifying Honor’s focus on innovative devices that consumers aspire to, Honor 9i captures everything today’s dynamic, young consumers crave – flaunt-worthy design that is as powerful as it is efficient, featuring a never-before 4-camera lens set up. To be available on Flipkart, the Honor 9i comes in three popular colour options – Platinum Gold, Midnight Black and Navy Blue.
And what’s more, on October 14th when Honor 9i sale kicks off, consumers can look forward to some exciting offers.
Commenting on the launch Mr. Peter Zhai, President Huawei India Consumer Business Group said “Today is an extremely important day for us in our India journey so far. We are thrilled to launch a phone which can be termed a global first, as the Honor 9i is the only phone so far to boast of two dual cameras and FullView FHD+ display. As frontrunners in bringing breakthrough technology as well as great features at attractive prices, we remain committed to bringing best-in-class devices and services to our users in India.”
Honor9i ups the ante with 4-camera set up
Photography enthusiasts can rejoice. The Honor 9i is quintessentially focused on enhancing the overall smartphone experience for consumers enabling them to explore and discover various exciting new photography aspects. Leveraging in-house premium technology, Honor 9i cameras produce flattering pictures with 45-degrees projection, making every shot a ‘cover shot under butterfly lightning’. The 13 MP dual-lens front camera incorporates studio-level smart selfie toning flash and delivers remarkable bokeh effect. The 16 MP dual lens back camera produces richer pictures with vivid details for a more sophisticated photography experience. Honor is credited with some of the best camera smartphones available in the Indian market today, and with Honor 9i it is once again a trail blazer in this regard.
Mr P Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group said, “: Honor is Huawei’s global e-brand. In India, Honor pioneered dual camera phones over the last 3 years. Our team has spent extensive time studying what consumers in this segment prefer and we have worked to raise the bar each and every time, creating industry’s new bench marks. Today with the launch of Honor 9i, we have ushered in 4-camera technology which is widely acclaimed for its excellent selfies and low light photography capabilities. We view Honor 9i as a never-before opportunity for consumers who wish to experience an outstanding product”.
Stunning Full View Display Technology for Next Generation Viewing Experience
At the forefront of the recent trend of bigger and brighter display to stream and view content, the Honor 9i incorporates Full View FHD+display. The new smartphone from Honor features a dazzling 5.9” display that delivers an unprecedented viewing experience and contributes to the device’s elegant design, as it effectively retains a 5.5” form factor.
The Honor 9i sits perfectly in one hand, while 18:9 aspect ratio offers a more comfortable split-screen experience for users to effectively multitask, allowing two apps to be run side-by-side to increase productivity. On the back of the Honor 9i, the flashlight, fingerprint sensor, USB socket and dual-lens camera all lie on the central axis of the phone. On the front, the dual-lens camera sits on the right, a reflection of the camera flash and distance sensor on the left. Achieving this level of near-perfect symmetry is an intelligent and purposeful design achievement.
Commenting on the exclusive launch, Ajay Yadav, VP – Smartphones, Flipkart said “At Flipkart, we constantly strive to redefine the smartphone experience by offering customers outstanding devices that are equipped with innovative technology and are high on performance. The exclusive launch of the new Honor 9i marks an important milestone in our journey with the brand. We are confident that through Flipkart’s wide reach and seamless affordability levers, coupled with the Huawei’s superior technology and design, the new phone will disrupt the market and excite customers, reinforcing the strong belief they have in Flipkart, as their preferred online retailer and the undisputed leader in the online smartphones market.”
A Perfect Balance of Software and Hardware
For exceptional user experience, the Honor 9i is a perfect balance of software and hardware. With a 8-core Kirin 659 chipset under the hood and 4X64 RAM/ROM internal storage, the Honor 9i is capable of seamlessly running multiple tasks efficiently. Huawei’s Android 7-based EMUI 5.1 intelligently optimizes user experience by learning and predicting user behavior, making it a device that really understands its owner and acting on this knowledge to improve performance. The 3340mAh battery delivers power efficiency with talk time up to 20 hours.
While camera is a highlight, audio is an integral part of any gaming or video experience. Honor9i features the proprietary Huawei Histen audio system to ensure music and movies sound extraordinary. It also supports Bluetooth aptX for better audio quality and better sync between audio and video making gaming and movie watching experiences more immersive.
Highly optimized combination of Huawei’s proprietary Kirin 659 chipset, EMUI 5.1 and 4GB of RAM + 64GB of ROM delivers outstanding power efficiency and is capable of comfortably running multiple tasks efficiently. Honor 9i’s 3340 mAh battery can easily last up to two days of ordinary use,with talk time up to 20 hours or video play up to 9 hours, which varies according to local networks and user habits.
Honor 9i also comes with advanced audio capabilities featuring the proprietary Huawei Histen audio system from its 2012 Lab, which uses six algorithms to ensure music and movies sound extraordinary. The device also supports Bluetooth aptX for better audio quality and better synchronization between audio and video making gaming and movie watching experiences more immersive.
Price and Availability
The Honor 9i will be available starting 14th October exclusively on Flipkart at Rs17,999/- for 4 x64 RAM /ROM configuration.
At the launch event Honor also unveiled a new addition to their accessories portfolio – a 10,000mAh Quick Charge Power Bank. Priced at Rs 2399/- this power bank will be available exclusively on hihonorstore.in. Consumers can avail of a very special Diwali offer till 28th October during which this will be available at Rs 1999/-