Huawei's HONOR has announced the HONOR 9X Pro, pre-installed with the new HUAWEI AppGallery app store, the availability of the HONOR View 30 Pro, and introduced the brand new HONOR MagicBook Series.
In addition, the company annunced the True Wireless Stereo (TWS), HONOR Magic Earbuds for fitness enthusiasts, and that the HONOR MagicWatch 2 will now be even more customizable with a new line of watch straps called EasyFit Series, and it will also come with new health tracking functions.
HONOR 9X Pro
The HONOR 9X Pro smartphone is equipped with the 7nm Kirin 810 AI Chipset, a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59" HONOR FullView Display. The Kirin 810 AI Chipset runs on Huawei's new computing architecture to allow more sophisticated and diverse applications in AI. Furthermore, its GPU is upgraded to the custom Mali-G52 that enables Kirin Gaming+, a feature that promises to offer a smoother gaming experience while its Liquid Cooling System effectively improves heat dissipation during prolonged gameplay.
The Honor 9X was one of the last Huawei phones to skirt the company's ban in the US, so it came with access to Google services. That's not the case with the 9X Pro. Instead, the HONOR 9X Pro has access to the HUAWEI AppGallery, which includes apps across Health & Fitness, Entertainment, Music, and Photography. With this platform, users can now install apps that complement their smart lifestyles. The HONOR 9X Pro is also equipped with the Huawei Assistant, a virtual assistant that facilitates information search and apps accessibility. Users can also utilize the SmartCare feature of the Huawei Assistant to access contextual cards for Stocks and Sports that covers 150 sporting events and more than 150 major stock markets. Furthermore, users can get insights to Calendar, Weather, Missed Calls, Phone Usage, and Data Consumption.
The Honor 9X Pro will also ship with EMUI 9.1 -- which builds on Android 9, not the current version of the operating system.
Internally, it includes a 4,000mAh battery and 6GB of RAM to support its new chip. For taking photos, there's a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front of the phone, there's a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera.
The HONOR 9X Pro will be available in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Malaysia from March 2020 at a MSRP of €249.
HONOR View 30 Pro
Developed with 5G technology and armed with the latest Kirin 990 Series chipset, the HONOR View 30 comes with a SuperSensing Triple Camera that comprises a 40MP Sony IMX600 Main Camera, a 12MP Super Wide-Angle Camera with Cine-Lens and an 8MP Telephoto Camera. In addition, the 12MP Cine-Lens is supported by a 16:9 customized sensor to create movie-grade photos and videos.
The HONOR View 30 Pro will be commercially available soon, with Russia being the first market to kick off its official sale.
HONOR MagicBook 14/15
The launch of the HONOR MagicBook series, which comprises the HONOR MagicBook 14 and HONOR MagicBook 15, marks the first time a product from HONOR's PC category will be available to a global audience. Available in Space Gray and Mystic Silver, the HONOR MagicBook 14 boasts a compact, thin and lightweight design.
The laptops will ship with AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processors and 8GB of RAM. You'll also have the choice between a 256GB or 512GB NVME. On the outside, you’ll find a pair of USB Type-A ports, a USB-C port, a headphone jack, and an HDMI port.
The HONOR MagicBook 14 lasts up to 10 hours in a single charge, and sports a compact Type-C charger with 65W fast charging capability. It has a FullView display with a high screen-to-body ratio, powerful core for performance and enhanced graphics, as well as smart interconnectivity between HONOR smartphones and the laptop.
The HONOR MagicBook Series comes equipped with a pop-up webcam that is discreetly hidden underneath the camera button on the keyboard. Users can tap on the camera button on the keyboard to make the webcam pop up when they need it. This serve as a privacy safeguard which protects against remote hijacking and peeping. Furthermore, the fingerprint power button which enables instant access from startup to desktop directly.
To showcase the laptop's battery life, which lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge, HONOR built a charging system capable of powering an electric quad bike, using just five HONOR MagicBook 14 units. Within an hour, approximately 180Wh was transferred from the five HONOR MagicBook 14 into the quad bike to allow the e-vehicle to drive 5km in distance.
The HONOR MagicBook 14/15 (256GB) will be made available in the UK, Germany, France, Czech Republic and other markets from the end of March with an MSRP of €599.
HONOR MagicWatch 2
HONOR today introduced the EasyFit Series watch straps, made exclusively for the HONOR MagicWatch 2, which will be available in two sizes -46mm and 42mm. With eight new colors available and different strap materials to choose from, including fluoroelastomer(an eco-friendly hypoallergenic material) and Italian leather, you can customize your watch based on your specific activities and different outfits for any occasion. There are six colors available for the fluoroelastomer, including Daylight Yellow, Olive Green, Reef Blue, Sky Blue, Lilac Purple, and Camellia Pink, and two colors, Wonderland Green and Wizard Purple, for the leather strap. The EasyFit Series straps will be globally available from April with an MSRP of €35.9.
The Female Cycle Tracker allows women to be more informed about their menstrual cycle by using the app to track their periods, record symptoms and be on top of their next period start date. The period-tracking calendar also allows user to compare their data in one place. Furthermore, users can opt-in to receive push notifications before the predicted cycle start date. With the enhanced SpO2 monitor, fitness enthusiasts can monitor their oxygen saturation level in the blood stream during a workout. The HONOR MagicWatch 2 will be upgraded with the SpO2 via over-the-air software from the end of March 2020.
HONOR Magic Earbuds
HONOR also introduced the HONOR Magic Earbuds, wireless earbuds for fitness fans that combine the Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Technology with a secure fit that can last through any workout. Its built-in triple microphones have adaptive ambient noise cancelling technology. Furthermore, it is equipped with a 10mm driver unit.
The HONOR Magic Earbuds are available in Pearl White and Robin Egg Blue, and will be globally available from April 2020 at an MSRP of €129.