Honor seems to be releasing new phones almost every month and looks like they’re preparing for another one soon. A new Honor device with the codename ARE – AL00 has been spotted on TENAA. This phone is expected to be the Honor 8X which has been making rounds in the rumor mill recently.
The TENAA certification reveals a gigantic 7.12-inch IPS LCD display with a notch similar to the one found on the Essential phone or more recently, the Oppo F9. There is also a thin chin at the bottom with the Honor branding. It will be powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, most probably Honor’s own Kirin chipset (possibly 710?) along with 4GB of RAM. The rear will sport a vertical dual camera set up much like the Huawei P20, with a 16MP primary shooter along with a 2MP lens for depth sensing in portrait shots and an LED flash below. The front shooter is an 8MP unit.
Going by the images, it looks like the Honor 8X will sport a glass back, but that’s not something we can confirm till the official announcement. The back also houses a fingerprint scanner, and the device will reportedly use a mammoth 4900mAh battery, which is expected given the humongous display.
The Honor 8X is said to come in Blue, Black and Red Color options and might be unveiled later this month or early next month in China, with a probable global launch to follow. Honor seems to be playing around with the design of the camera modules and here we find the dual camera lenses on the rear being placed vertically but not within any enclosure.
Displays on smartphones have been getting bigger and bigger with what was once regarded as big, are now small. A display size of 7 inches and above was regarded as a tablet at a point of time, but with evolving display technology, has now made its way to a smartphone. It’s just a matter of time that we see huge foldable displays which are pocketable making its way to consumer electronics. For now, let’s wait for Honor 8X to go official in China.