Honor Malaysia has revealed a new launch date for its latest smartphone, laptop and wearable. The event was supposed to take place a few weeks ago but it was postponed. The Honor 9X, Honor MagicBook and its new MagicWatch 2 42mm (Sakura Gold) will be announced locally via a live stream next week.
Here’s a recap of what they are launching next week:
Honor MagicBook 14
The MagicBook 14 is Honor’s first laptop to be released for the Malaysian market. It features a 14″ Full HD display and it is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics. Unlike the MagicBook which we saw in China and Europe, we are getting a different design that lacks the striking blue chamfer and pop-up webcam feature.
The MagicBook 14 for Malaysia will come with a single variant that offers 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. In terms of connectivity, it has a USB-C port for charging and data transfer, 2x USB-A (USB 3.0 + USB 2.0), an HDMI port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The laptop also features a power button with an integrated fingerprint sensor and a quad-speaker setup that’s enhanced with Dolby Atmos. You can check out our preview post here.
Honor 9X Pro
The Honor 9X Pro is their latest mid-range offering and it is the high-spec variant of the current Honor 9X. This is also Honor Malaysia’s first device to run on Huawei Mobile Services.
The device features a 6.59″ Full HD+ display and it runs on a Kirin 810 processor. It comes with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. For taking pictures, the rear gets a triple-camera setup featuring a 48MP main shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The device also gets a pop-up 16MP selfie camera.
Powering the device is a 4,000mAh battery that supports 10W charging via its USB-C port. Unlike the standard Honor 9X, it doesn’t come with Google apps and services pre-loaded, and that means you’ll have to use Huawei’s AppGallery instead of the Google PlayStore for your applications.
Honor MagicWatch 2 new variant
Last but not least, Honor is announcing a new variant of its Magic Watch 2. This appears to be a premium “Gold” version of its smaller 42mm smartwatch. Unlike the larger 46mm version, the 42mm MagicWatch 2 has a shorter 7-day battery life and it doesn’t come with built-in mic and speaker for voice calls.
The prices for all three products have not been revealed yet. To find out more, stay tuned to the live stream on next Tuesday.