On June 6, Huawei held a press conference at the Beijing University Gymnasium and officially launched the Honor 9i. The small size, many color options, and glass body make it a worthy representative of the thousand-yuan market. Moreover, it’s priced at 1399 yuan ($218). Let’s take a look at it.
The Honor 9i uses a 2.5D arc glass on both sides of the fuselage. At the same time, the back panel uses a 12-layer nanotechnology to provide a dazzling mirror effect. The middle frame uses PVD and laser engraving advanced technology to provide a sparkling effect when looking at it from the side. There are multiple color variants, including the Night Black, Charm Blue, Jade Green, and Dream Purple. We are looking at the latter.
The Honor 9i is packed with a 5.84-inch full-screen with a small notch on top. As for the display parameters, it comes with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels, a 96% high color gamut, which displays more delicate and beautiful images, bringing an immersive visual experience. It also supports random switching from 19:9 to 18:9 aspect ratio. This is one of the best handsets suitable for single-hand operations. Below the screen is the Honor logo.
Under the hood, the Honor 9i sports a Kirin 659 octa-core processor paired with a 4GB of RAM, 64/128GB storage options, and a battery of 3000mAh capacity. The phone runs on EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0. The phone features one speaker, a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The most highlighted key feature of the Honor 9i is its photographing capabilities. On the front, it carries a 16MP photosensitive enhanced lens with a pixel size of 2.0?m. Thus, it will take outstanding selfies even in low light conditions. This camera also uses a 3D stereoscopic light fusion algorithm and a millimeter-level accurate detection to model facial skeleton contours and make photos more detailed. It is capable of intelligently recognizing gender and providing precise customized beauty, according to different facial features of men and women. Plus, it supports beauty mode, AR function, and face unlock option. On the back, it carries a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera.