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Huawei Honor 9N: 5.84-inch Full HD+ smartphone with Kirin 659, octa-core and 13MP-2MP primary camera for just $175


How fast time flies, and if Honor 9 was the flagship for 2017 – here’s Honor 9N that offers a whole lot more for very little money.

One year is a very long time in the smartphone industry, and it was back in June that the flagship Honor 9 made its debut with the following specs:

  • 5.15-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (~428 ppi pixel density)
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G71 MP8 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual 20MP+12MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.0 OS
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3200 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2017 release date
  • ~ USD 399 for 64GB model and ~ USD 439 for 128GB model

The Honor 9 made a huge impact last year, and it must improvise to stay relevant in 2018.

That’s where the Honor 9N comes into the picture. With a changing landscape and demand for larger screen devices from the mass market, here are the improvements made:

  • 5.84-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~432 ppi density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T830 MP2 and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 13MP with PDAF + 2MP primary camera with depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 16MP secondary camera
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • July 2017 release date
  • 11,999 Indian Rupee or ~175 USD for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 13,999 Indian Rupee or ~205 USD for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 17,999 Indian Rupee or ~265 USD for 4GB RAM + 128GB storage

Honor 9N most striking feature is on its large 5.84-inch Full HD+ IPS screen. The amount of screen real estate is staggering with the 19:9 aspect ratio. It seems like that’s what most users want these days anyway.

Under the hood of the Honor 9N is the Kirin 659 chipset, a good octa-core processor, good graphics and either 3GB or 4GB RAM. This ensures a mid-range level of performance that is more than enough for most users.

As for the camera, a cool 13MP + 2MP primary camera can be found on this smartphone. You should have a great time playing around with the bokeh effect. Then there’s the 16MP selfie camera making the package complete.

One major grouse about the Honor 9N is for its relatively small 3000 mAh battery size. If you are a heavy user, make sure you bring along a power bank just in case.

Finally, the latest Android Oreo 8.0 operating system is available on the Honor 9N to complement its good hardware.


Huawei Honor 9N does a great job of marrying a large screen, mid-range hardware, great dual 13MP+2MP primary camera, great 16MP selfie camera and affordability together.

Huawei Honor 9N had just been released a couple of weeks ago for 11,999 Indian Rupees or ~175 USD for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 13,999 Indian Rupees or ~205 USD for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 17,999 Indian Rupees or ~265 USD for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. Plenty of colours to choose from, namely Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black.

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