HONOR Malaysia launches the HONOR 9S that packs features fit for the less demanding crowd with a wallet-friendly cost to own, without cheap-ing out on its user experience with compromises made only to meet its budget and nothing more.


The HONOR 9S comes with a 5.45” FullView Display with a resolution of 1440 by 720, with colours tuned to deliver a vivid visual experience. It is also designed to reduced blue light emission with Eye Comfort Certification from TÜV Rheinland. The latest Magic UI 3.1 now supports Dark Mode so users can change it to a more comfortable viewing mode with an optimised contrast between text and background and colour saturation modified for greater consistency between normal mode and Dark Mode.

An 8-megapixel single camera with a f/2.0 aperture is placed on the top left corner of the phone’s back, promising great photos backed by advanced technologies and a suite of professional-grade features. The front camera is a 5-megapixel sensor with enhanced Beauty Mode for the perfect selfie every time. There is also plenty of storage to keep whatever you need, with 32GBs of storage built-in and expandable via microSD up to 512GBs, achieved without compromising on a dual-SIM design.

Huawei’s App Gallery is fast-growing to be the world’s third largest app store with millions of active users. HONOR’s latest budget offering also comes with great battery life thanks to its power-sipping components and a healthy 3020mAh battery with a claimed talk-time of 21 hours and 17 hours of video playback. All of these are tucked within a plastic shell with a frosted finish, measuring 8.35mm thick and weighs only 144 grams.

Pricing & Availability

The HONOR 9S will be available for purchase through the brand’s official e-commerce site Hihonor, HONOR Experience Stores, authorised retailers as well as their official store on Shopee and Lazada. The smartphone can be purchased in either Black, blue or Red, and costs an MSRP of RM 359. New owners of the HONOR 9S will receive a HONOR-branded Thermo Flask, 15GB of HUAWEI Cloud Storage and a 10% discount voucher for Tien Tien Yogurt valid from 1st of October to 31st of December 2020 (also valid for owners of other HONOR smartphones).