Huawei sub-brand Honor confirmed that it will be launching the new X-series smartphones in China on July 23. The company will likely debut the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro. The successor to the Honor 8X, details of the new smartphone have surfaced online. Now, in an official teaser, Honor has confirmed the chipset details of the smartphone.

Honor 9X chipset and specifications details

The Honor 8X features a 12nm Kirin 710 SoC. Its successor, the Honor 9X, will get a major upgrade. The smartphone will draw its power from a 7nm Kirin 810 octa-core SoC that was recently unveiled alongside the Huawei Nova 5. The chipset features two Cortex-A76 performance cores clocked at 2.27GHz and six Cortex-A55 efficiency cores clocked at 1.88GHz. For graphics processing, there is a Mali-G52 GPU.

The previous leak for the 9X hinted at a 6.5-6.7-inch display, 20-megapixel selfie snapper, and 3,750mAh battery with 10W fast charge. As for Pro model, the leak hinted at a 4,000mAh battery with 20W fast charging, 25-megapixel selfie snapper and a 48-megapixel rear camera.

Honor 9X design details

Tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) recently shared schematics of the Honor 8X. It suggests that the smartphone will come with a pop-up selfie camera on the top left edge. The pop-up camera will also eliminate the need of having a notch, and thus offer a full-screen experience. At the back, you will have a dual-camera setup with vertical alignment. However, the previous leak tipped at a dual camera setup at the back.

Now, the schematics don’t reveal if the fingerprint scanner will be placed under the display or at the back. The Honor 9X Pro will reportedly come with the same design, and feature better specifications. The pricing and availability details are scarce at the moment. We will have to wait until Honor officially reveals the smartphone.

FeaturesHonor 8X
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Display6.5-inches-1080×2244 pixels
Internal Memory4GB RAM
Rear Camera20MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP