Honor today launched a mid-range smartphone dubbed as Honor 9i in India at an event in Goa. The latest phone from Honor comes with minimum bezels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It features a 5.9 inch Full HD+ display, 4GB RAM, and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Interestingly, Honor‘s parent company Huawei had launched this phone as Huawei Nova 2i in China last month. The phone packs the same specs. Similarly, four cameras- two at the front and two at back are the highlights of the device. The Honor 9i comes with a price tag of Rs. 17,999 in India. It will go on sale starting October 14 exclusively on Flipkart.

Honor 9i Specifications

Key Specifications Honor 9i
Display 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 ratio
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels Full HD+
Operating System Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 on top
Processor Octa-Core
Chipset Kirin 659
GPU Mali-T830 MP2
Internal Storage 64GB
Expandable Storage Up to 128GB via microSD card
Primary Camera Dual 16MP+2MP, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera Dual 13MP+2MP, selfie toning flash
Video Recording 1080p@60fps
Battery 3,340 mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Sim Card Type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Dimensions 156.2×75.2×7.5mm
Weight 164g
Price Rs. 17,999

Question: How is the display of the Honor 9i?

Honor 9i display

Answer: Honor 9i sports a 5.9-inch 2.5D curved display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display comes with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. It comes with a screen to body ratio of 83 percent and features minimum bezels.

Question: Does the Honor 9i support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports dual nano-SIM cards. It features a Hybrid SIM card slot.

Question: Does the device support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports 4G VoLTE.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage does the device come with?

Answer: The Honor 9i comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Honor 9i be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in the device is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Honor 9i?

Answer: The Honor 9i runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top.

Question: What are the camera features of Honor 9i?

Answer: The Honor 9i sports dual camera setup at both front and back. Honor has added a 16MP + 2MP rear camera setup for ‘bokeh’ effect. The dual camera features dual-LED (dual tone) flash along with Panorama and HDR mode.

Honor 9i back

On the front, there is another dual camera setup with 13MP+ 2MP sensors for bokeh effect. It also features LED flash.

Question: What is the battery size on Honor 9i?

Answer: The Honor 9i is powered with a 3,340 mAh non-removable battery which the company claims can deliver up to two days of standby time.

Question: Which mobile processor is used in the Honor 9i?

Answer: The Honor 9i come with Huawei’s in-house Kirin 659 octa-core processor with Mali T830 MP2 GPU.

Question: Does the Honor 9i features a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Question: Is the Honor 9i water resistant?

Answer: No, the device is not water resistant.

Question: Does the device support NFC connectivity?

Answer: Yes, it supports NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the Honor 9i support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports HDR mode.

Question: How is the audio experience of Honor 9i?

Answer: As per our initial impressions, the Honor 9i is found to be loud and clear in terms of audio. It offers active noise cancellation as well.

Question: Does the device support a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Honor 9i bottom

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Can the Honor 9i be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is mobile internet sharing supported on the device?

Answer: Yes, you can use the device to share internet with others.

Question: What is the price of Honor 9i in India?

Answer: The Honor 9i has been priced at Rs. 17,999 in India.

Question: Will the Honor 9i be available from offline stores?

Answer: No, the Honor 9i is an online exclusive phone and it will be available to buy via Flipkart starting from October 14.


Honor has launched the device in India which was earlier available in China. The latest device comes with a lot of premium features in the price point. Following the latest trend, Honor 9i offers a 5.9 inch 18:9 ratio display with FHD+ resolution which seems quite good. With this size, one can enjoy one-handed usage easily. Next, Honor has played the four cameras card very well. The front and rear both the cameras offer some good depth of field. Moreover, sufficient RAM and a powerful processor makes Honor 9i which is priced at Rs. 17,999 a good option in this segment.