Huawei sub-brand Honor has announced that its latest handsets, the Honor 9X and the Honor 9X Max will feature pop-up selfie cameras. This leaves the devices almost bezel-less by getting rid of notches or punch-holes.
Aside from their display real estate, both phones have a 6.59 inch 1080p LCD display, a 4,000mAh battery, headphone jacks and USB-C ports. They are also using an octa-core Kirin 810 chipset, built on the 7nm technology that we first saw on the Huawei Nova 5. Unlike the Nova 5 however, the new phones have an extra liquid cooling which should keep the chip at a reasonable temperature.
As far as their differences go, the 9X has 4GB of RAM and 64GB worth of internal storage but the 9X Pro has 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
On the camera side, the Pro model has a triple camera array on the back with a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The regular model only features a 48MP +2MP camera combination.
The Honor 9X is already up for pre-order in China but will officially be released on July 30th and it’s on that same day that the 9X Pro will become available for pre-order. This latter phone will be released on August 9th.
As far as pricing goes, the Honor 9X with 4GB+64GB will cost around $203, the 6GB+64GB variant will go for $232 and the 6GB+128GB for $276. Meanwhile, the Honor 9X Pro with 8GB+128GB will have a price tag of $320 while the 8GB+256GB combination will sell for $349.
Keep in mind that these are just the estimated prices after conversion – the phones might end up costing a bit more if Honor decides to sell them outside China.