Honor to only launch phones with 18:9 displays

Huawei's sub-brand Honor (opens in new tab) has been on a launching spree in India. They announced the Honor 7X (opens in new tab) followed by the 9i (opens in new tab), View 10 (opens in new tab) and 9 Lite (opens in new tab). All of these smartphones have one thing in common: 18:9 aspect ratio display. According to a recent piece of information, Honor has made this a permanent feature of their smartphone lineup.

Roland Quandt, a tipster recently tweeted that according to his sources at Honor Germany - "There will be no new Honor phones that do not have a FullView display". 

In the past few months, Honor has been over-indexing on two features when it comes to smartphones. Dual/Quad camera setup and 18:9 aspect ratio displays with minimal bezels. To this end, their latest offering, the Honor 9 Lite has also focused on the design which separates it from the lot.

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In another tweet, Roland revealed that EMUI 8.0 which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo will start rolling out to users of Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 starting from February.

Honor 7X will receive the EMUI 8 update in Q2 while the Honor 8 will get an EMUI 8 feature update and will not be upgraded to Oreo.

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Honor's current lineup in India includes four smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio display. Honor View 10 is also powered by Kirin 970 which is the company's first AI processor. The company is also testing new features for its upcoming smartphones like the Honor 9 Pro. Some of them like face unlock and augmented reality (AR) lens are also expected to make way for other smartphones via an update. 

Siddharth Chauhan
Siddharth Chauhan is the Consumer Technology Reporter at Digit India. He used to work as an Assistant Editor at TechRadar India