As promised, Honor has launched the companies latest upper mid-ranger smartphone Honor 8X in China. The phone is the successor of the Honor 7X which is released in December last year. It comes with 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels) 19:5:9 aspect ratio notch display with 91% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by an 2.2GHz Octa-Core Kirin 710 12nm with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. It is the first Honor device to sports a HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor. It has either 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory or 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage with dedicated Micro SD support upto 400GB. It runs on EMUI 8.2 which is based on Android 8.1 (Oreo).
There is a 20-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, along with a 2-megapixel secondary rear camera along with an f/2.4 aperture on the back to capture portrait mode photos. The rear camera can record upto 480fps slow-motion videos. There is a 16-megapixel camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture, AI beautify and also has 4-in-1 pixel binning technology. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back as well as face unlock. It comes with 3750mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Honor 8X specifications
- 6.5-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
- Octa-Core Kirin 710 12nm (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 +4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53) with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
- 4GB / 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 400GB with microSD
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- 20MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 2MP secondary camera, 480 fps slow-mo recording
- 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 160.4×76.6×7.8mm; Weight: 175g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
- 3750mAh battery with fast charging
The Honor 8X has a metal frame and a glass back, comes in Black, Blue, Red, Purple colors. As for the pricing, 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage variant will costs 1399 yuan (US$ 204 / Rs. 14,695 approx.), 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage variant will costs 1599 yuan (US$ 234 / Rs. 16,795 approx.) while the 6GB + 128GB option will costs 1899 yuan (US$ 278 / Rs. 19,950 approx.). Pre-orders for Honor 8X will begin on September 6th and goes sales in China starting from September 11th. These phones will be available for purchase on the Vmall, Tmall, Suning, and Jingdong.