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HONOR 9A & HONOR 9S - High performance Budget Smartphones with an app-loaded AppGallery to boot!

HONOR 9A & HONOR 9S - High performance Budget Smartphones with an app-loaded AppGallery to boot!

We all love a success story, and this one is as good as it gets. Let’s talk about AppGallery, that's teeming with opportunity and innovation. This fantastic experience is then passed on to lucky consumers who get all the magic of exploring power-packed app marketplaces with devices that are built for their every need, such as the HONOR 9A and HONOR 9S.

What's the AppGallery all about?

The origin story of the AppGallery is centred on three key points - security, innovation and easy app search. Built with the consumers in mind, it promises an exciting adventure through apps that entertain and improve the quality of life.

Today AppGallery is not only the official app distribution platform for HONOR and Huawei but is clearly popular with users too. Recently the Monthly Active User base (MAU) saw a 25% leap to 650 million worldwide. And now they are expanding in India as well.

With a strong base of over 10 Million in India, and over 95% of the top 160 apps and 85% of top 500 apps in India already on board, AppGallery is soon rushing onwards toward the target of achieving the top 5000 apps of the country. In the last six months, 100+ million downloads of apps from AppGallery in India have been downloaded.


With constant improvements ever since it went live in April 2018, AppGallery is now the formidable third-largest app distribution platform globally. Its network extends massively over 170 countries and regions, so you always have access to the best wherever you go.

And if that's not impressive enough, you should note that AppGallery saw 115% increment in Global developer registrations by April 2020. Hundreds of developers are rushing in to make their mark and give customers what they need with efficient, lightweight apps they can count on.

With 18 broad categories and counting, the number of apps on this marketplace is only set to soar as new devices hit the market to great consumer response.

So how exactly is the AppGallery worth it? Let’s take a look at the pillars that make AppGallery the one to use:

4-layer user security.

Security is serious business with four layers of protection in the form of malicious behaviour detection, security vulnerability scanning, privacy leak checks and manual real-name checks happening, all the time. Only secure apps are available for download from the AppGallery, and the company is making sure India's most favoured apps are adequately represented.

Stepping into the world of AppGallery truly is a premium experience with tons of ways to entertain kids but keep them safe with parental control, find apps that match your location and lifestyle or get plenty of local offers and deals.

One Single ID:

With just one single ID, you can enter the thrilling world of the AppGallery and the seamless experience, by that we mean everything across everything from your swanky new HONOR phones to tablets, smart screens, wearables, VR gadgets, and more. You can even enjoy 5G apps without installing. Now THAT's fantastic!

Petal Search - A five-star experience for Android users!

With tons of new features planned and thousands of Indian developers joining the fray every day, getting an impressive experience with an affordable device is now easier than ever. And what's more, HONOR now wants to replicate its global success in India by introducing Indian consumers to the revolutionary Petal Search. Petal search is the official search app for HONOR and Huawei smartphone which reduces the manual effort on App Search, pulls the data from open internet, further it simplifies and provide the unified experience on App Discovery.

The smartest sidekick you can hope for, Petal Search is a state of the art search engine that finds the right apps and news updates quicker than ever before. No longer will you have to keep scrolling and pick one at random. Let this technology do all the work as you relax.

And there’s Quick Apps:

A mind-blowing feature that lets you try out an app without installing it on your device, QuickApps is the way to go. It allows you to install 2,000 Quick Apps on your phone by using just up to 1 GB of storage. Customers also get several additional electrifying features, including ninety days of free Hungama Music with latest HONOR 9A and HONOR 9S smartphones. New users simply have to visit the AppGallery to access the offer.

Offers just for you:

Top apps on offer include:      

Zomato | Flipkart | ICICI | OYO | Indigo | Airtel | Aajtak | TOI | Zee News | Hungama Play

To explore AppGallery, open the app on your device or download it here.

And the best part is, with the new devices that HONOR has to offer, you can experience the many features of AppGallery with ease. Let’s take a look at what you can get with HONOR:

The HONOR 9A: What can you expect?

The HONOR 9A has a 16.0cm (6.3 inch) display with a 1600 x 720-pixel resolution and a water drop notch. It features a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 64GB expandable storage upto 512GB that's enough for most picture and video storage needs.

The 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel triple rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera produces clean, stunning images that are totally social media or frame-worthy, in an instant. Yet perhaps its biggest highlight is its 5,000mAh battery with reverse charging, a first for HONOR. With connectivity options for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, and a Micro-USB port, this is a stunning feature-rich device. Add in the experience of the AppGallery, and you're in for an awesome adventure.

Available on Amazon from 6th August, 2020 onwards, this phone comes to you at the introductory price of just INR 8,999 with a No Cost EMI up to 6 months. Use your HDFC Debit or Credit Card, and you can also get a 10% instant discount. Hurry up and get yours now!

HONOR 9S: What's under the hood?

HONOR 9S is arguably one of the most affordable smartphones in the market. It is equipped with a 13.8cm (5.45 inch) display offering HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels that already makes it the best-of-class in many ways. This ultra-affordable phone also features a 5-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash to help create some amazing photo memories.

Under the hood, the powerful device really comes alive with a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. While it also runs HONOR’s flagship Magic UI 3.1 based on Android 10 and packs a 3,020mAh battery, being able to offer its users the experience of the power-packed AppGallery is a huge bonus.

For users who want to pick up a reliable entry-level smartphone and experience the phenomenal world of amazing apps, this is an incredibly easy choice. Available on Flipkart from 6th August, 2020 onwards, users can now get this phone at the excellent introductory price of just INR 5,999 with a No Cost EMI up to 6 months.

Finally, given the enormous functionality, usefulness and all-round experience of the AppGallery, either one of these phones is sure to make a style statement and level up your quality of life instantly under budget.

Offers and Discounts:

HONOR 9A and HONOR 9S buyers can avail selected deals for themselves such as the Hungama Music app Offer. With the HONOR 9A and HONOR 9S phones, buyers get 90 days of free subscription packs on Hungama Music. The offer can be availed by new users of Hungama services, routed via listed offers on the AppGallery. Also let’s not forget about the Call & Win offer. Consumers who purchased HONOR 9A and HONOR 9S smartphones, need to call HONOR India customer support at 18002109999 to participate in the Offer. Every week 3 lucky participants will win HONOR Band 3, and all participants will get HONOR’s VIP service benefits and free subscription of Hungama Music App for 3 months.

You can find out more about HONOR 9A here and about HONOR 9S here.

The HONOR MagicBook 15 comes to India!

With the launch of HONOR MagicBook 15, HONOR has officially forayed into the Indian PC segment. The notebook features India’s first three innovations under INR 50K – a 65W fast charging support which takes you to 53% battery life in just 30 minutes, and features a popup web camera for privacy along with 2-in-1 fingerprint sensor for secured and password free login.

To sum it all up, launched at INR 42,990 HONOR MagicBook 15, the world of compact, powerful computing is finally within everyone's reach at the phenomenal introductory price of just INR 39,990 for the first sale. With the option of a 12-month No Cost EMI and upto INR 13,000 off on product exchange, young professionals and students shouldn't miss the chance to get their hands on an incredible device.

For more details on the HONOR MagicBook 15, click here.


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first published:August 03, 2020, 23:40 IST