Honor just launched its next affordable phone - the Honor 9A - as part of a live stream showcase on 23 June. Here's what this new budget blower brings to the table.

Where to rewatch the Honor 9A launch?

Firstly, those of you curious enough to have opened this story up in the first place might also enjoy tuning into the launch stream for the Honor 9A.

If that's the case, you could head over to Honor's official YouTube channel to find the stream there or you can simply rewatch from the comfort of this very article.

Honor also announced a number of new deals to go alongside the 9A, like a great bundle that includes the company's MagicBook 14 laptop - check out our Honor VIP sale feature for more.

Where to buy the Honor 9A?

Honor actually first unveiled the Honor 9A, 9C and 9S for the Russian market at the end of April, with the 23 June event serving as the 9A's global launch platform.

The stream closed out with Honor's CEO, George Zhao confirming the phone's arrival across ten new markets globally, including France and Germany, starting this month (June).

In the UK, pre-orders start on 1 July, directly from Honor with other retailers, including Amazon also offering up the phone too. The company is also giving away ten Honor 9As to eager fans for free. All those curious have to do is apply via Honor's new online store.

Which features does the Honor 9A offer?

As with previous A-branded Honors, the 9A is an affordable offering with relatively humble specs, accompanied by a modest price tag.

The phone's main hook is a sizeable 5000mAh battery, which paired with the conservative internals should yield impressive longevity.

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The rear triple-camera arrangement is also a highlight, toting a pleasing amount of versatility in the budget phone space. It's headed up by a 13Mp main wide-angle sensor and supplemented by a 5Mp ultrawide-angle snapper, while a 2Mp depth sensor rounds out the experience.

Here's full spec sheet for the Honor 9A:

  • Magic UI 3.1 atop Android 10
  • 6.3in HD+ (720×1600) IPS LCD
  • 13Mp f/1.8 primary camera
  • 5Mp f/2.2 ultrawide camera
  • 2Mp f/2.4 depth camera
  • 8Mp f/2.2 front-facing camera
  • MediaTek Helio P22 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • Expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • FM radio
  • No NFC
  • microUSB
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 159.1×74.1×9mm
  • 185 grams

How much will the Honor 9A cost?

Based on the existing Russian pricing, the Honor 9A was expected to come in at around the £130/€140 mark.

Following the launch, official pricing of £129.99/€149 was established - so our estimations weren't far off. This also renders the 9A as a potential budget champion - we'll know for sure once we've treated it to a full review.

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