Huawei sub-brand Honor will be launching the Honor 8X in India on October 16. The launch event in India was confirmed by the company on its global website. Apart from India, the Honor 8X will be also be launched this month in other markets as well. It will be launched in Malaysia on 9 October, Russia on 10 October, Czech Republic on 11 October, and in Thailand on 24 October.
The Honor 8X was launched in China last month in black, blue, red and pink colours. After its launch in India, the smartphone will become the first smartphone from the company with new Kirin 710 SoC in India. The Honor 8X will be the successor of Honor 7X which was launched last year for Rs 12,999.
In China, the smartphone comes in two variants – 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM with 128GB storage priced at 1,499 Yuan which is approx. Rs 15,700 and 1,799 Yuan which is approx. Rs 19,000. The smartphone in India will compete with other popular smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Realme 2 Pro.
In terms of hardware specifications, the Honor 8X features 6.5-inch Full HD+ display that carries a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The display has a 2.5D curved glass display and 91% screen-to-body ratio. The device is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 (quad 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + quad 1.7GHz Cortex-A53) with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The storage can be expanded up to 400GB with a dedicated microSD card slot.
|Processor||Kirin 710 SoC|
|Display||6.5-inch Full HD+, 2340 x 1080 pixels|
|Memory||4GB + 64GB, 6GB+64GB|
|Camera||20MP+ 2MP Rear, 16MP Front|
For the optics, the Honor 8X will come equipped with a dual rear camera setup with a combination of 20-megapixel primary sensor with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with 480 fps slow-mo recording. For the front camera, Honor 8X has a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and AI beautify.
The dual-SIM Honor 8X runs on an Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2 and it comes backed up with 3650mAh battery with fast charging. It measures 160.4 × 76.6 × 7.8 mm and weighs 175 grams. Standard connectivity options are available on the Honor 8X which includes 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS.