Honor 9i, the Huawei Nova 2i replica is now official in India with cheaper price tag!

Honor 9i, the Huawei Nova 2i replica is now official in India with cheaper price tag!

Huawei announced Honor 9i is now officially available in India. Oh wait, Honor 9i is actually the same device as the Huawei Nova 2i in Malaysia.

Before anyone get confused, let me repeat, Honor 9i has exactly the same specifications to Huawei Nova 2i which is also the same to Maimang6. Basically it is a shadow clone that comes with different brand under the Huawei family. The apparent difference between the two only lies on the logo on the rear panel that changed from Huawei to Honor. In other words, the Huawei wording on the front of Huawei Nova 2i is gone on the honor 9i.

Specifications wise, the honor 9i comes with an 18:9 FullView panel with minimal bezels and an 83% screen-to-body ratio with 2160 x 1080. Under the hood, it comes with an octa-core Kirin 659 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, a microSD slot, 4G with VoLTE, and a 3340mAh battery.

The phone has a 16MP primary camera at the back that’s augmented by a 2MP shooter creates a depth of field effect. While at front, there’s a 13MP camera that’s similarly joined by a 2MP secondary shooter.

Honor 9i specifications

  • 5.9-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.1
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
  • 13MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 156.2 × 75.2 × 7.5mm; Weight: 164g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS
  • 3340mAh battery (typical) / 3240mAh (minimum) battery

What surprised us the most is definitely the pricing of Honor 9i. It is retailed at Rs17,999 only (about RM1163) which is way cheaper than the retail price of Huawei Nova 2i sold in our market. The Honor 9i will be available on Flipkart starting October 14.

Credited to Shimon for the photo!