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The upcoming Honor 9X is expected to feature a triple rear camera setup and the Kirin 810 processor

By Ng Chong Seng - on 16 Jul 2019, 10:34am

The upcoming Honor 9X is expected to feature a triple rear camera setup and the Kirin 810 processor

(Image: HuaweiCentral.)

July is shaping up to be a month of new smartphones. Honor, which is owned by Huawei, is also expected to unveil a couple of handsets this month (July 23 is the word), namely the Honor 9X and 9X Pro.

In terms of specs, it’s almost a sure-win bet that the Honor 9X series will come with a triple-lens rear camera setup. However, current rumors suggest that the 9X Pro’s camera is made up of a 48MP main camera, and another two 8MP and 2MP units, whereas the regular 9X uses a 24MP sensor for its main camera.

The 9X is also expected to come with a 20MP selfie camera, while the Pro model is said to sport a more spectacular 32MP pop-up module.

Update, Jul 17: HuaweiCentral is now reporting that only the 9X Pro has three rear cameras, while the standard 9X has two (48MP + 2MP). It also says both phones have a pop-up selfie camera but they don't use the same module: the 9X Pro uses a 32MP sensor and the 9X uses a 24MP sensor.

Other leaks (supported by a recent TENAA listing) point to the phones using a 6.59-inch Full HD+ display (2,340 x 1,080 pixels), a 4,000mAh battery that supports up to 22.5W fast charging, and Honor’s own Magic UI 2.1 on top of Android 9 Pie. 6GB RAM and 128GB storage seem to be the standard config, but 8GB RAM/256GB storage variants are also available.

Last but not least, the Honor 9X series is expected to be the first Honor handsets to use the Kirin 810 chipset. As reported by HuaweiCentral, the Honor 9X has been spotted on the Antutu benchmark, scoring nearly 220,000 points.

Source: HuaweiCentral.