HONOR, the subsidiary of the major telecommunications brand, Huawei, announced that it is working with local brand, Stoned & Co., to launch a limited edition HONOR 9X smartphone. The collaboration will see the brand’s mid-range flagship repackaged with the streetwear brand’s Japanese Maple Leaf logo emblazoned on both the box and phone.
The HONOR 9X had its local launch earlier last month and is the successor to last year’s HONOR 8X. Spec-wise, the phone houses 6GB RAM, 128GB of expandable storage (up to 512GB), and the one-year old Kirin 710F SoC instead of the Kirin 810 chipset it was initially meant to ship out with. Additionally, the HONOR 9X sports a triple-camera main array, comprising a 48MP sensor, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP depth sensor.
More to the point, the HONOR 9X is also one of the few devices that ships out with Google Mobile Service (GMS) pre-installed on it. A crucial criterion for the phone, especially given the ongoing US ban on the brand’s parent company.
At the time of writing, neither HONOR or Stoned & Co. have provided a launch date or pricing for the limited edition phone. However, word on the wire suggests that the HONOR intends on releasing the phone before the year ends.