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Honor launches the first phone without GMS in India, Honor 9x Pro


Honor has launched the Honor 9X Pro smartphone in India. This is first phone from the Brand to Launch without Google Play Store or Google Mobile Services (GMS) and instead having their own replacement of GMS, known as Huawei Mobile Services.

This means you will not have access to official Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Photos and other Google Apps and settings & data sync across Android devices will not be possible on Android phones other than Huawei.

Instead of GMS, Honor is offering its own HMS

Honor is offering its own Huawei Mobile service (HMS) based App Store called App Gallery. You have to rely on applications available on App Gallery and Google has not uploaded their applications on App Gallery yet. This means, you have to rely on unofficial port of Google applications in your Huawei phone. The device comes pre-installed with the Huawei App Gallery.

Through the Huawei App Gallery, the Honor 9X Pro has access to several new features.

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The Honor 9X Pro is also equipped with the Huawei Assistant – a virtual assistant that facilitates information search and apps accessibility, adding more convenience for the user.

Honor 9X Pro Specifications

  • The phone comes with a 6.59-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels.
  • It is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 810 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM.
  • This Phone runs on EMUI 9.1 based on Android Pie and packs 256GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB).
  • This Phone has 48MP triple camera setup at the back.

Honor 9X Pro Price and availability

The Honor 9X Pro will be available in Midnight Black and Phantom Purple Color variants and will be available on Flipkart at a price of Rs 17,999 starting 21st May 2020 if you pre-register now.

Flipkart is offering 6 month no cost EMI & INR 3000 special discount for first sale if you register early. Below is the registration link on Flipkart page.

Meanwhile, if you are interested you can buy Honor 9X from Amazon available at INR 13999.

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