Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has been among one of the most popular brands when it comes to cost effective devices, globally. The company has been coming out with a number of entry level to mid budget smartphones which have been providing value to the users. Today they launched the Honor 9i in India, which is a really innovative smartphone that comes out with four cameras – a first for India.

This isn’t the first phone ever to come out with four cameras. Huawei recently released the Huawei Maimang 6 in China, which will release later this year rebranded as the Huawei Mate 10 Lite.

Honor 9i Specifications and Features:

The Honor 9i is a mid-budget Android smartphone which comes out into the markets with a 5.9 inched full-HD display. The phone offers a FullView display which features an 18:9 aspect ratio. The body to screen ratio is 83%. The Huawei 9i offers a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels (FHD+).

The Honor 9i comes out into the markets featuring three colour options – Platinum Gold, Navy Blue, and Midnight Black. Let us now get straight to what makes the phone so special – the cameras:

Honor 9i features four cameras, two on the front and two on the back. In the front the phone features a 13 MP camera along with a 2 MP depth sensor, which will help ensure background blur. The back cameras consist of a 16 MP primary camera along with a 2 MP secondary camera place vertically.

Below the two cameras is a fingerprint sensor. The Honor 9i supports the Huawei Histen Audio System which provides the users with enhanced sound quality. Moreover, the phone also offers some unique, gesture-enabled features such as drawing an S on the display to capture a long screenshot, tapping twice to take a regular screenshot, a two finger tap for recording and more.

Talking about the processing power of the device, the Honor 9i runs on the Kirin 659 processor. It is a 2.36GHz processor which is further aided by a 4GB RAM. The phone features 64GB of storage which can be expanded with the help of a MicroSD card. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS with EMUI 5.1 on top. It is powered by a 3340mAh battery and can provide the users with up to two days of standby time.

Huawei is all set to launch their major smartphones, the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Lite on the 16th of October. Before that this is the Honor flagship of the year.

Honor 9i Price and Availability Details

This smartphone is all set to enter the Indian markets at a price of Rs. 17,999. This is expensive than what most people would probably think of it as there are other phones with similar features (minus the cameras) that exist at almost half the price. However Honor as a brand has typically done well in the Indian markets.

The Honor 9i is bound to face an intense competition from the recently released Xiaomi Mi A1. The phone will be available starting the 14th of October and it would be exclusive to Flipkart.