Honor officially releases its newest toughest smartphone, the HONOR X9b 5G. It is now boasting a five-star overall drop resistance certification from Switzerland’s SGS.
The technology behind its 6.78-inch 1.5K AMOLED, is what Honor calls ‘Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display’. This reinforces the device’s display with 360-degree protection, making it able to withstand harsh drops and even being ran over by a car.
Powering this phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen1 configured with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
At the rear the HONOR X9b bears the same design as its predecessor, the HONOR X9a 5G 120, with a circular camera module but added a unique touch with knurled edge.
It consists of 108-megapixel main camera complemented with 5-megapixel wide/depth and 2-megapixel macro.
Battery-wise, it gets a higher-than-usual capacity with 5800mAh cell with support for 35W charging. It runs MagicOS 7.2 on top of Android 13.
HONOR X9b 5G specs
6.78” 1.5K AMOLED
1200*2652 pixels, 120Hz
1200 nits (peak) brightness
5-Star Overall Drop Resistance SGS Certification
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen1
8-cores, up to 2.2GHz, Adreno A710 graphics
Triple rear cameras:
– 108MP f/1.75 main
– 5MP f/2.2 wide and depth
– 2MP f/2.4 macro
16MP f/2.45 front-facing selfie shooter
5G, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
IP53 splash and dust resistance
MagicOS 7.2 (based on Android 13)
163.6 x 75.5 x 7.98 mm
Sunrise Orange (Vegan leather), Midnight Black, Emerald Green
Price and availability
The HONOR X9b 5G is now available for pre-order from January 12 to 19, priced at PHP 16,999.
Those who pre-order via select HONOR Experience and Partner Store or online via Lazada 258, Shopee 346, and TikTok Shop 143 will get freebies worth PHP 4,000. Including a FREE HONOR Gift Box and HONOR Choice X5 Earbuds.
It is also available via Home Credit or Skyro for zero-percent interest. Globe customers can also apply or upgrade with GPlan 1299 to get the new HONOR X9b 5G wfor as low as PHP 3,300 cashout.