Honor 9X arrives in India, MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i tag along

Honor today brought three of its new products in the Indian market – Honor 9X, MagicWatch 2, and the Band 5i.

Honor 9X

Honor brought the global variant of the 9X to India which is actually the 9X Pro, but with a Kirin 710F SoC and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.

The Honor 9X comes in two memory versions – 4GB/128GB and 6GB/128GB. It’s built around a 6.59″ FHD+ notch-less display and runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.1 out of the box.

The Honor 9X features a 16MP selfie snapper mounted on a pop-up mechanism and there’s a 48MP camera at the back joined by an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor modules.

Honor 9X (global variant)

Honor 9X (global variant)

The smartphone ships with a 4,000 mAh battery that draws power through a USB-C port at the speed of 10W. You can read our detailed written review of the Honor 9X to learn all about it.

The 4GB RAM model is priced at INR13,999 ($200/€180) while the 6GB RAM variant costs INR3,000 ($42/€38) more. You can pick one in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colors from Flipkart starting January 19.

Honor MagicWatch 2

The Honor MagicWatch 2 is powered by the Kirin A1 SoC and comes in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm. The former sports a 1.2″ OLED display of 390×390 pixel resolution and packs a 215 mAh battery, while the latter comes with a 1.39″ 454×454 pixel screen backed by a 455 mAh cell.

Honor 9X arrives in India, MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i tag along

The MagicWatch 2 comes with heart-rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, and fitness tracking. You can read our review of the Honor MagicWatch 2 to know more about it.

The 42mm version of the MagicWatch 2 is offered in two colors – Agate Black priced at INR11,999 ($170/€150) and Sakura Gold that’s priced at INR14,999 ($210/€190).

The 46mm model also comes in two shades – Charcoal Black and Flax Brown priced at INR12,999 ($185/€165) and INR14,999 ($210/€190), respectively.

The MagicWatch 2 will be available for purchase starting January 19 through Amazon.in.

Honor Band 5i

The Honor Band 5i sports a 0.96″ 160×80 pixel TFT color screen that can display up to 30 characters for notifications. It can track different activities like walking, running and cycling, and can also monitor your heart-rate, sleep and SpO2 levels.

The Band 5i has Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity and works with any devices running Android 4.4/iOS 9.0 and above. It doesn’t have an NFC chip, though.

Honor 9X arrives in India, MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i tag along

The Band 5i is water-resistant up to 50 meters and packs a 91 mAh battery that Honor claims has an endurance of 7-9 days. It has a built-in USB connector that eliminates the need for a dedicated charging cradle.

Honor will start selling the Band 5i through Amazon.in from January 19 for INR1,999 ($30/€25).


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