The HONOR X9b 5G has officially launched in the Philippines after being roughly tested by the local media a couple of days ago. It is a direct upgrade to its predecessor, the HONOR X9a 5G, with a new chipset, a higher megapixel main camera, and even tougher design.
The X9b 5G’s highlights is its durability thanks to its Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display 360° Anti-Drop Protection. HONOR is employing a new three-level protection with reinforcements for the screen, frame, and internal compartments. It received a five-star overall drop resistance certification from Switzerland’s SGS. We even tried using it as a crab mallet and its 6.78-inch 2652 x 1200 120Hz display survived without any significant damage.
Its also one of the first smartphones in the Philippines to come with the new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, which Qualcomm says delivers up to 35% better performance than the Snapdragon 695. The chipset is complemented by 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The main camera receives a bump in pixel count at 108MP f/1.75 and is still backed by a 5MP f/2.2 ultrawide and a 2MP f/2.4 macro camera while at the front is a 16MP f/2.45 front-facing camera. The smartphone will be powered by a 5,800mAh camera and supports 35W Fast Charging.
Check out its specifications below:
HONOR X9b 5G
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
|6.78-inch AMOLED, 2652 x 1200
|Android 13, MagicOS 7.2
|108MP f/1.75 Main, 5MP f/2.2 Ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4 Macro
|WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, NFC
|5,800mAh, 35W Fast Charging
|In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
|163.6 x 75.5 x 7.98mm
|Sunrise Orange (Vegan Leather), Midnight Black, Emerald Green, Titanium Silver
Price and Availability
The HONOR X9b 5G is priced at PhP 16,999 in the Philippines. It will be up for pre-order from January 12 to 19, 2024 and comes bundled with a free HONOR Gift Box and HONOR Choice X5 Earbuds worth PhP 4,000. You can now pre-order it via HONOR’s official Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok stores as well as through authorized retailers nationwide.