Honor 8X Launch: Huawei‘s sub-brand Honor has launched its latest flagship smartphone Honor 8X in India today. Last month, the smartphone was launched in China and also got recently launched in Malaysia. Honor 8X succeeds Honor 7X which was launched last year in December. Honor 8X leads in comparison with older versions (Honor 5X, Honor 6X, Honor 7X) by offering a top-notch looks, performance, camera and price.
The key highlights of Honor 8X include 6.5-inch FHD+ Honor FullView Borderless display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 20 MP AI Dual camera, 16 MP front camera, Kirin 710 Chipset with GPU Turbo technology, upto 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, Dual Texture reflective back design, large battery: 3750 mAh, video enhancement, Split-screen mode, Face Unlock and dual VoLTE support. Honor 8X is going to be available in Black and Blue color options.
Honor 8X Price in India, Availability
Honor 8X price in India has been set at Rs. 14,999 for its 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage offering. Honor 8X 6 GB RAM/64 GB storage variant price is Rs. 16,999 and the 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage model is offered at Rs. 18,999. It will be exclusively available on Amazon India with sale starting from 24th October 2018, 12 PM onwards. Honor 8X is going to be available in Black and Blue color options.
Honor 8X Specifications and Features:
Honor 8X comes with 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio for engaging and immersive experience with gaming and video apps. It comes with a screen resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, screen-to-body ratio of 91 %, and pixel density of 397 ppi. Furthermore, Honor 8X sports a glass body with visual grating effect.
On the camera front, Honor 8X features a vertically-mounted dual rear camera: 20 MP + 2 MP AI camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and AF auxiliary light, and 16 MP front (selfie) camera. The slow-motion camera characteristics include: 4x (120 fps) and 16x (480 fps).
Honor 8X runs EMUI 8.2 UI platform based on Android 8.1 Oreo mobile OS. Honor 8X is driven by Kirin 710 octa-core processor that has a processing speed up to 2.2. GHz. The Mali G51 GPU pushes graphics crunching. The Kirin 710 chipset enables multitasking feature to work with several apps such as gaming along with daily tasks. Huawei Nova 3i, a recent flagship smartphone from Huawei shares similarity with Honor 8X in having the Kirin 710 chipset.
From the storage viewpoint, Honor 8X supports RAM size of 4 GB/6 GB variants and has support for 64 GB/128 GB of inbuilt storage. Honor 8X also features a dual SIM slot with nano-SIM type. Honor 8X is powered by a Li-Polymer 3750 mAh non-removable battery. Regarding cellular technologies, Honor 8X offers GSM, 3G, and 4G LTE with dual VoLTE support.
On connectivity technologies dimension, Honor 8X support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a/ac, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Wi-Fi 5GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE). Regarding connectivity support, USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio jack are provided. With regard to sensors, it includes GPS, A-GPS (including GLONASS, BeiDou), Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Gyroscope, Gravity, Ambient light, Electric Compass, and Proximity. Honor 8X dimensions include 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm and weigh 175 g.