The Honor 8X has been officially launched in India at event in New Delhi. The phone is expected to be a strong competitor in the mid-range segment, which is currently dominated by the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus.
The Honor 8X is powered by Huawei’s octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor with GPU Turbo, 4GB/6GB of RAM and will be available in 64GB/128GB storage variants. The device runs on EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The phone features a FullView 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a notch design, in a tall 19:5:9 aspect ratio form factor and a 91% screen to body ratio. The Honor 8X sports a 2.5D Glass on the back panel and a metal frame. The device has a triple card tray, with a dedicated microSD card and Dual SIM card slots.
The Honor 8X is equipped with Dual rear cameras which comprise of a 20MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor lens also with a similar aperture. The front camera is a 16MP selfie lens which has an f/2.0 aperture. The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and supports Face Unlock via the selfie camera.
The Honor 8X is backed by a 3750 mAh battery, which charges over a micro USB port. The phone however comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Honor 8X Technical Specifications:
- Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 397 PPI, 91% screen to body ratio, 85% NTSC Color Gamut
- Operating System: EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
- Processor: octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 + GPU Turbo
- Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM
- Storage: 64GB/128GB + MicroSD (dedicated card slot)
- Rear Cameras: 20MP f/1.8 aperture + 2MP depth sensor f/1.8 aperture
- Selfie Camera: 16MP f/2.0 aperture.
- Battery: 3750 mAh 5v/2A (10W)
- Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano), 4G VoLTE, 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac 2.4G + 5G, Bluetooth 4.2 + LE, GPS/GLONASS, BDS, AGPS, Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope
- Dimensions: 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.88mm
- Weight: 175g
Honor 8X price in India
The Honor 8X has been priced at Rs. 14,999 in India for the 4GB/64GB variant, while the 6GB/64GB variant costs Rs. 16,999, and the 6GB/128GB variant will retail for Rs. 18,999.
The phone will be available in Black and Blue colours: , The device will be sold exclusively via Amazon India from October 24th.