Honor 8X to launch today in India

Doris Richards
October 16, 2018

Huawei' sub-brand Honor has finally launched the Honor 8X smartphone in India. The smartphone will be available in Black, Red, and Blue colour options. The smartphone went official in China last month, and it features a dual camera setup, premium glass-finish back, multiple RAM + storage options, and sports a display notch. Honor has constructed the device out of glass and the phone houses a metal frame; It has a double textured back something which we saw on the Lenovo Vibe S1 back in 2015. The Honor 8X supports the company's GPU Turbo Technology that claims to increase performance by up to 60 percent while reducing battery consumption by up to 30 percent.

Coming to the pricing, the Honor 8X with 4GB RAM is priced very aggressively at Rs 14,999. The phone sports a large 6.5-inch full-HD+ screen, with a nearly edge-to-edge display that stretches almost to the bottom edge as well. It will be sold exclusively via Amazon India starting October 24th.

Talking about the specifications, the Honor 8X sports a 6.5-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels) resolution and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Thankfully, there's a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 400GB. The smartphone can also use the AI Shopping feature to let users find an object to buy online by simply pointing the camera at it. The phone is shipped with the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC (4 x 2.2GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. The AI integration in the smartphone allows for Night Shooting mode, Multi-Scene Recognition, Portrait mode, and AI Beauty Effect. The device has been launched in three configurations: 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB.


In terms of optics, the Honor 8X comes with 20MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture and a single 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

On the software side, the Honor 8X boots Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 out of the box. Lastly, powering the show is a non-removable 3,750mAh battery. The phone offers all latest connectivity features like Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac on both frequencies and Bluetooth 5. The Honor 8X measures 160.4x76.6x7.8mm, and sensors on board include an ambient light sensor, compass, fingerprint sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.

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