Chinese smartphone maker Honor on Friday launched two affordable models in India, the Honor 9A and Honor 9S, which don't support Google services but come with Huawei's AppGallery as the default app store.
The Honor 9A is the entry-level phone that features a 6.3-inch HD+ (1600×720) waterdrop display and MediaTek's Helio P22 chipset.
It comes with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, along with support for microSD cards up to 512GB capacity.
It packs a massive 5000 mAh battery that can be used as a mobile power supply and supports reverse charging (5V/1.2A).
The device comes with a triple camera including a 13MP f/1.8 primary camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. It has an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
It supports rear fingerprint recognition and runs Magic UI 3.1 based on Android 10, however the device lacks support for Google services and apps.
The Honor 9A is priced at 9,999 Indian rupees ($133) and 8,999 Indian rupees ($120) during pre-order.
The Honor 9S is positioned lower, with a 5.45-inch HD+ screen and a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset.
It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, along with a dedicated microSD card slot.
On the camera front, it has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
The Honor 9S packs a 3020 mAh internal memory and does not support fingerprint recognition, only face unlock.
It comes with AppGallery as the default app store and also doesn't support Google Play Store or Google Play services.
The Honor 9S is priced at INR 6499 ($86) and INR 5499 ($73) during the pre-order period.