Honor India launch highlights: Honor 9X priced starting Rs 13,999, Magic Watch 2 starting Rs 11,999, Band 5i at Rs 1,999

Honor 9X is powered by Kirin 710F SoC and will come with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage.

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  • 13:30 (IST)

    Honor Sport and Sport Pro Bluetooth earphones pricing and availability

    The Sport variant is priced at Rs 1,999 and the Sport Pro is priced at Rs 3,999. The earphones will be available on both Flipkart and Amazon India. The date of sale has not been announced yet. 

  • 13:27 (IST)

    Honor Magic Watch 2 price and availability

    46 mm variant Charcoal Black: Rs 12,999

    46 mm variant Flax Brown: Rs 14,999

    42 mm Agate Black: Rs 11,999

    42 mm Sakura Gold: Rs 14,999

    The 46 mm variant will be available starting 19 January on Amazon India. The 42 mm is "coming soon".

  • 13:24 (IST)

    Honor Band 5i pricing and availability

    Priced at Rs 1,999, it will be available starting 19 January on Amazon India. 

  • 13:22 (IST)

    Honor 9X price and availability

    Honor 9X comes in two variants:

    4 GB + 128 GB = Rs 13,999

    6 GB + 128 GB = Rs 16,999

    Both the variants will be available starting 19 January on Flipkart.

  • 13:15 (IST)

    Honor Sport and Sport Pro Bluetooth earphones

    Honor has also launched two new earphones today, that come with 18 hours of playback, fast charging and built-in USB Type-C.

  • 13:13 (IST)

    Honor Magic Watch 2 battery

    Honor Magic Watch 2 apparently has a 14-day battery life. 

  • 13:11 (IST)

    Honor Magic Watch 2 also comes with Offline Music playback

    The smartwatch comes with offline music playback that will let you store up to 500 songs. The watch has built-in speakers too. The watches allow hands-free Bluetooth calling, which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

    It also has a feature called anti-frequency interference, which helps remove the random crackling noise when taking calls on Bluetooth.

  • 13:09 (IST)

    Honor Magic Watch 2 also measures heart rate underwater

    The watch has a swimming heart rate monitor, and it comes with up to 50 m water resistance. 

  • 13:08 (IST)

    Honor Magic Watch 2 is a virtual trainer

    Besides that, the Magic Watch 2 has 15 fitness options with voice over guidance. It also has 13 different courses for raining for amateur and pro runners, including a virtual pacesetter.

    For people who train a lot, the watch also has features like oxygen level detector, workout analysis and estimate recovery time.

  • 13:06 (IST)

    Honor Magic Watch 2 specifications

    The only difference between the two watches is the size of the dial. The 46 mm watch features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, the 42mm watch, on the other hand, comes with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display.

    Besides that, all features on both the variants are the same. The Magic Watch 2 has a classic round dial design and has a 316L stainless steel watch case. The Magic Watch 2 comes with various watch face options and it also allows you to customise the watch face with pictures from your phone’s album.

    The Magic Watch 2 has an always-on display and has an option for both analog and digital watch. The smartwatches are powered by Kirin A1 SoC, and as Honor claims, the customised chipset allows the watch to offer up to two weeks of battery life.

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Talking about the Honor Magic Watch 2 now!

    The Honor Magic Watch 2 comes in a 42 mm and a 46 mm variant. The 46 mm variant comes in Charcoal Black and Flax Brown colour options, whereas the 42 mm variants comes in a Agate Black and Sakura Gold colour option.

  • 13:03 (IST)

    Honor Band 5i 

  • 13:02 (IST)

    Honor Band 5i features

    Honor Band 5i comes with customisable watch faces. It also has features like 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, oxygen saturation level monitor, and a virtual trainer. The watch will also come with smart notifications and remote music control.

  • 13:00 (IST)

    Now moving to Honor Band 5i!

    The Honor Band 5i sports a 0.96-inch colour display, with HD resolution and full touch screen control. It comes with built-in USB connector.

  • 12:58 (IST)

    Honor 9X battery

    Fuelling the device is a 4,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. 

  • 12:57 (IST)

    Honor 9X comes with up to 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage

  • 12:55 (IST)

    Honor 9X features GPU Turbo 3.0 for gaming

    The smartphone also comes with AI signal enhancer that will improve 4G signals on the device. 

  • 12:54 (IST)

    Honor 9X comes with AI Super Night shot mode

    This is a feature that generally comes in Honor's flagship phones. 

  • 12:51 (IST)

    Honor 9X camera

    The Honor 9X sports a triple camera setup at the back, which includes a 48 MP primary camera, 8 MP ultra-wide camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. 

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Honor 9X design

    Honor 9X has a "dynamic X" design. It has a dual 3D curved design at the back. It comes in a blue and black colour variant. 

    It also retains the 3.5 mm jack. 

  • 12:47 (IST)

    Honor 9X display

    The Honor 9X will feature a 6.59-inch Full HD+ LCD display, with a notch-less design. It also has a TUV Rheinland blue light filter

  • 12:46 (IST)

    Honor 9X has a notch-less design

    Honor 9X is the first smartphone by the company to sport a pop-up camera. 

  • 12:43 (IST)

    Moving to the Honor 9X...

    Honor 9X is part of the X series that the company started in 2015.

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Honor's strategy for 2020

    Honor talks about its ecosystem strategy for the year, where 1 stands for smartphone, 8 stands for its IoT products and n stands for its partner devices.

  • 12:40 (IST)

    Honor's world's first GPU

    Honor President talks about its GPU chip.

  • 12:37 (IST)

    Honor wearables

    Honor has seen 300 percent year-on-year growth in the wearable segment in India, says Honor President.

  • 12:35 (IST)

    The event has begun...

  • 12:24 (IST)

    A quick look at Honor 9X's specifications:

    The Honor 9X will feature a 6.59-inch Full HD+ LCD display, with a notch-less design. It will be powered by Kirin 710F SoC and will come with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage, which will be expandable up to 512 GB. For photography, the Honor 9X Will sport a triple camera setup at the back, which will include a 48 MP primary camera, 8 MP ultra-wide camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. For selfies, the Honor 9X has a 16 MP pop-up camera, which also helps achieve the notch-less design. 

    Fuelling the device is a 4,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. The device runs EMUI 9.1 out-of-the-box. 

  • 12:00 (IST)

    WATCH: Honor 9X and Magic Watch 2 first look

    Ahead of the launch today, here's everything you need to know about the Honor 9X smartphone and the Magic Watch 2 smartwatch. 

  • 11:58 (IST)

    If you are just tuning in...

    Here's how you can watch the Honor 9X, Magic Watch 2 and Band 5i event live. The event kicks off at 12.30 pm IST.

    https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/honor-9x-magic-watch-2-band-5i-to-launch-in-india-today-at-12-30-pm-how-to-watch-it-live-7902421.html

  • 11:56 (IST)

    Honor 9X first impressions

    We had a chance to get a sneak peek at the device last month. Here's our first impressions of the smartphone:

    https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/honor-9x-first-impressions-good-design-camera-but-it-could-face-tough-competition-7823221.html

  • 11:48 (IST)

    Welcome folks!

    Honor India is launching the Honor 9X, Honor Watch Magic 2 and Honor Band 5i. The event will kick off at 12.30 pm. Stay tuned to this space for updates on the tiniest details from the event. 


Honor is hosting a launch event in New Delhi today to unveil the Honor 9X (first impressions) smartphone, Magic Watch 2 smartwatch and the Honor Band 5i fitness band. The event will kick off at 12.30 pm today. Honor will be live streaming the event on its Facebook page and on the official YouTube channel

The Honor 9X and Honor Magic Watch 2 were showcased to a tech2 reporter in China last month. This means we are already aware of all the specifications of the smartphone and the smartwatch, and we only await their pricing and availability details.

Honor 9X: Specifications and features

As per the briefing, Honor 9X, which succeeds the Honor 8X (review), will feature a 6.59-inch Full HD+ LCD display, with a notch-less design.

At the back, the smartphone has a dual 3D curved panel. A physical fingerprint sensor also sits at the rear.

The Honor 9X is powered by Kirin 710F SoC and will come with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage, which will be expandable up to 512 GB. For photography, the Honor 9X Will sport a triple camera setup at the back, which will include a 48 MP primary camera, 8 MP ultra-wide camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. For selfies, the Honor 9X has a 16 MP pop-up camera, which also helps achieve the notch-less design.

Fuelling the device is a 4,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. The device runs EMUI 9.1 out-of-the-box. The device we were shown in China had a full suite of Google apps, however, we aren't sure if the same will also be on the variants that will be launched in India.

 Honor India launch highlights: Honor 9X priced starting Rs 13,999, Magic Watch 2 starting Rs 11,999, Band 5i at Rs 1,999

Honor 9x launched in China. Image: Nandini Yadav/tech2

Honor Watch Magic 2: Specifications and features

Honor also showcased two new smartwatches – Watch Magic 2– that will be launched alongside the smartphones in India next month.

The Magic Watch 2 comes in two size variants – 46 mm and 42 mm. The 46 mm variant comes in Charcoal Black and Flax Brown colour options, whereas the 42 mm variants comes in a Agate Black and Sakura Gold colour option.

The only difference between the two watches is the size of the dial. The 46 mm watch features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, the 42mm watch, on the other hand, comes with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display.

Besides that, all features on both the variants are the same. The Magic Watch 2 has a classic round dial design and has a 316L stainless steel watch case. The Magic Watch 2 comes with various watch face options and it also allows you to customise the watch face with pictures from your phone’s album.

The Magic Watch 2 has an always-on display and has an option for both analog and digital watch. The smartwatches are powered by Kirin A1 SoC, and as Honor claims, the customised chipset allows the watch to offer up to two weeks of battery life.

Huawei Watch Magic 2 launched in China. Image: Nandini Yadav/tech2

Huawei Watch Magic 2 launched in China. Image: Nandini Yadav/tech2

The Magic Watch 2 has dual-channel Bluetooth (v5.1) and uses BT-UHD Audio.

The smartwatch comes with offline music playback that will let you store up to 500 songs. The watch has built-in speakers too. The watches allow hands-free Bluetooth calling, which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. It also has a feature called anti-frequency interference, which helps remove the random crackling noise when taking calls on Bluetooth.

Besides that, the Magic Watch 2 has 15 fitness options with voice over guidance. It also has 13 different courses for raining for amateur and pro runners, including a virtual pacesetter.

The watch also has swimming heart rate monitor, and it comes with up to 50 m water resistance. For people who train a lot, the watch also has features like oxygen level detector, workout analysis and estimate recovery time.

Other features on the watch include sleep monitor, stress monitor, breathing guidance, compass, among other things.

Honor Band 5i

Honor Band 5i

Honor Band 5i: Specifications and features

The Honor Band 5i wasn't shown at the China briefing, however, the fitness band has recently been teased on the Amazon website. One, it shows that the band, the watch and the phone will be Amazon exclusive. Two, it reveals that the Honor Band 5i will sport a 0.96-inch colour display, with HD resolution and full touch screen control. The Honor Band 5i will also come with built-in USB connector so that you can just pluck the strap out from one side and plug the watch in your laptop or an adapter for charging it.

Honor Band 5i will come with features like 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, oxygen saturation level monitor, and a virtual trainer. The watch will also come with smart notifications and remote music control.




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