Last month, a new Honor smartphone with model number HLK-AL10 was certified by the Chinese 3C authority. According to reports, this smartphone is none other than the upcoming Honor 9X which will succeed the current Honor 8X series.
Right now, another device with model number HLK-L41, touted to be the Honor 9X Pro, has been certified in Russia as well. If you remember, Honor announced two smartphones in the 8X series last year comprising of Honor 8X as well as Honor 8X Max. Therefore, this could mean that Honor may be ditching the ‘Max’ version and instead introduces a ‘Pro’ version with buffed up specs this time round. This isn’t really surprising given that the market demand for large screen phablets has been plummeting over the years.
Sad to say, its certification listing doesn’t reveal much technical details about the handset other than having a 10W charger – similar to the current Honor 8X.
Although the Honor 8X was announced in September last year, but we could expect to see the new Honor 9X series being announced slightly earlier in July or August this year. This is due to the fact that Huawei has been launching their new smartphones slightly ahead of schedule this year after being placed in the US’s entity list.