tech2 News StaffJan 14, 2020 11:49:22 IST
Honor is scheduled to host a launch event in New Delhi today, where it will be unveiling three new products for the Indian market — Honor 9X (first impressions), Magic Watch 2 and Honor Band 5i.
Honor 9X, Magic Watch 2 and Honor Band 5i: How to watch the live stream
The launch 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. We are embedding the live stream video below for your convenience.
In case you have a busy day ahead and do not want to miss the launch, you can click on the 'Play' icon on the video below. You will see a Set Reminder prompt on the bottom left, tap on that to receive a notification a few minutes before the webcast is live.
We will also be running a live blog with all the updates from the event.
Honor 9X: Specifications and features
At a briefing in China, our reporter was given a sneak peek into the Honor 9X. The smartphone is the successor of the Honor 8X (review). The smartphone features 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.
Fielding 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 I saw at the Huawei headquarters has a full suite of Google apps, however, I can’t say for sure if the same will also be on the variants that will be launched in India.
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.
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: Specifications and features
Honor is also expected to launch a fitness band today called the Band 5i. Per the Amazon website, 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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