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The AED 999 priced Honor 9X launches in the UAE with Google apps

Honor 9X
(Image credit: Honor)

Honor has unveiled its new handset in the UAE in the form of the Honor 9X, which we'd previously seen announced in China back in July. Since the handset was announced before the Huawei ban came into force, it's slipped over the finish line at the last minute, which means it comes with Google apps.

The Honor 9X is the latest in the Honor X series of affordable smartphones. The last handset in the range was the Honor 8X, and the X handsets sit under the Honor V range, and the main Honor line.

The Honor 9X comes with a 6.59-inch LCD display, which is pretty big for an affordable phone, and there's no notch breaking it up – instead, the smartphone has a 16MP pop-up selfie camera.

There are three rear cameras, and while none of them are as high-tech as those you'd find on the Huawei P30 Pro, for example, they look decent on paper. 

The rear array consists of a 48MP main snapper, a 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a 2MP depth-sensing camera for improved portrait shots. There's notably no telephoto lens, though digital zoom should get you a little bit closer to your subject.

Keeping the phone ticking over is a 4,000mAh battery, which powers the Kirin 710F chipset. That's pretty a decent power pack for a smartphone, and should keep your device lasting for more than day.

There's a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the handset, which is also adorned with a unique rear pattern that reveals an X-shape when light shines on it – you can see this design in the photo above.

The Honor 9X is priced at AED 999 with pre-orders starting October 31 and the device going up on sale November 7.

Tom Bedford

Staff Writer, Phones

Tom's role in the TechRadar team is as a staff writer specializing in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness trackers and more.