New Honor Smartphone Appears on FCC Revealing Key Details, Design

Honor spotted on FCC
Honor latest smartphone spotted on FCC

A new smartphone from the Chinese smartphone brand Honor has appeared on the website of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This hitherto unannounced device bears the model number HJC-LX9 and we believe it could be part of the company’s upcoming Honor 50 lineup.

The FCC listing and the accompanying images reveal key facets of the phone — including its design and some of the specs. From the images (embedded below), it is evident that this device has a glossy rear panel. At this time, it isn’t clear if the material used here is plastic or glass. The device is also evidently boxy and a similar design theme being applied to the camera module.

Honor upcoming smartphone's leaked Images
Honor upcoming smartphone’s leaked Images

As evident from the images, the rear panel of the phone is where the quad cameras find their pride of place. We still do not know the details of the sensors and the lenses here. Staying with the design aspects of the phone, we can also see that the phone boasts a flat display with a sizable chin. Another unmissable design aspect is the dot notch design for the front-facing camera which we believe is now fast becoming outdated. Apparently, dot notches are the in thing these days.

Honor leaked images
Honor leaked images

At the bottom, this upcoming Honor device gets the usual suspects: the bottom-facing speaker, a USB-C port, and a SIM slot that supports only Dual nano SIMs. At the top, it has a noise-canceling microphone. And no, don’t bother looking for the 3.5mm jack.

The listing also reveals that the device will support NFC as well as an In-display fingerprint scanner. This is also clear indication that the display used here will be an AMOLED panel. Well, that is pretty much all we know about this upcoming Honor device.

Since Honor is now cleared to use Google services, we can expect this phone (and future devices from Honor) to feature the entire suite of Google apps. In fact, there could also be chances that this phone could make it to the US and other markets.

For Indian smartphone nerds, we can expect this device to be sold in India. This is partly because we can see the BIS logo on one of the images that show the battery.

Typical of FCC listings, we do not have the hardware specifications of the phone yet. However, expect this device to make more appearances on other certification and benchmarking platforms.

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