The successor to Honor’s popular mid-range smartphone, the Honor 7X is here, and its called the Honor 8X (duh). While the smartphone has been announced in China today, a global release should take place soon as both the 6X and 7X were pretty well received in India as well.

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Specs include a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a notch and Honor claims a thin 4.25mm bottom bezel and an impressive screen to body ratio of 91%. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the all-new HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core SoC along with up to 6GB of RAM. There’s a 20MP rear shooter with LED flash and AI scene recognition which can supposedly identify up to 500 different scenes across various categories. There is also a 2MP sensor for depth sensing during portrait shots. The front houses a 16MP shooter for selfies with 4 in 1 pixel binning to improve overall pixel size and has support for AI beautify features as well.

There’s also a 4D gaming mode which provides real-time haptic feedback related to different scenarios during gameplay. There’s a fingerprint scanner on the rear, and 8X also sports dedicated slots for 2 SIM cards as well as micro SD. A 3750mAh battery with support for fast charging powers the internals.

The Hoor 8X has been launched in Black, Blue, Red and Purple color variants and starts at 1399 Yuan ($200/INR 14,500) for the base 4+64GB variant, while the 6+64GB variant is priced at 1599 Yuan ($230/INR 16,500) and top end 6+128GB variant is priced at 1899 Yuan ($280/INR 20,000).

Honor 8X Specifications

  • 6.5-inch Full HD+ 19:5:9 display
  • Octa-Core Kirin 710 12nm SoC with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB / 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 (typical) / 3650mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging
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