HONOR is starting 2024 with a bang as they announce the upcoming release of HONOR X9a‘s successor. The HONOR X9b 5G is set to arrive in the Philippines soon.

Like its predecessor, the new HONOR X9b 5G comes with an ultra-durable display and body that can withstand extreme conditions. This time, HONOR says the “Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop” display, which is said to be stronger than last year. It comes with an SGS 5-Star Whole-device Drop Resistance Certification to support the claim.

UPDATE: Check out our full review here.

The HONOR X9b 5G is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor, 12GB RAM (+8GB virtual RAM), and 256GB of onboard storage. There are also some improvements in the camera department with higher megapixel count in the main shooter.


Another significant upgrade is its 5,800mAh battery, which can last for up to 3 days. While the bigger battery capacity is a welcome improvement, it has a slightly slower charging speed of only 35W from the previous 40W support.

We’re currently in the process of reviewing the phone and it’s been performing well so far. We tried dropping it from a height of 6ft and it survived. Check out our short video below.


How tough is the new HONOR X9b 5G? Check out our 5FT and 6FT drop test. 💪🏼 #HONORX9b5G #TheToughestPhone #AllAngleUltraTough

♬ original sound – NoypiGeeks

No word yet about the HONOR X9b 5G price in the Philippines. But based on the last generation, it should still be less than Php20,000.

HONOR X9b 5G Specs

  • Android 13, Magic UI 7.2
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.78-inch AMOLED display, 2652 x 1220 pixel resolution, 431ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 1920Hz PWM dimming
  • HONOR Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 octa-core processor
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 108-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 5-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Single loudspeaker, No headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC, IR blaster
  • USB-C port
  • Dimensions: 163.6 x 75.5 x 8mm
  • Weight: 185g
  • Colors: Sunrise Orange, Midnight Black, Emerald Green
  • 5,800mAh non-removable battery, 35W wired charging

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