Well, here may be a surprise – amid the US debacle Huawei somehow managed to launch a replacement phone with all Google services present and dealing . We are talking about the Honor 9X – a very anticipated sequel to the bestselling Honor 8X – a mid-ranger that shipped in 15 million units to date. [Also read this: Honor Band 5 price and review]
The Honor 9X looks like a meaningful upgrade over the 8X – there’s a bigger and notch-free screen, a replacement triple-camera on the rear , a beefier battery, and the captivating glass design stays for another generation. One of the important aspects of the respect 9X – the chipset performance – has not seen an upgrade. The Kirin 710F inside the 9X should deliver an equivalent performance because the vanilla Kirin 710 inside the respect 8X.
Taking a closer look at the Honor 9X, we were surprised to find out that it is identical to the popular Huawei P Smart Z (except for the cameras) and even bears the same model number – STК-LX1. It appears that Huawei has swapped the camera on the back and is selling it as a new device under the Honor brand. And this might be the answer how the Honor 9X got its certification from Google – it auto reports itself as the P Smart Z, which was released before the US ban on Huawei.
Huawei has a habit of launching the same device under different names for various marketing reasons. So selling a rather modified version of P Smart Z as Honor 9X is nothing unseen, but it’s for the primary time we see an Honor device bear the model name and number of a Huawei device. This is not an issue usability-wise, but you should know that all Google apps will recognize this device as P Smart Z instead.
Honor 9X Phone Price in Nepal: Rs. 29,990[6GB/128GB] [update 2020/1/24]