Riding on the success of Honor 7X, Huawei-owned Honor is going to launch Honor 8X in India on October 16, which is rumoured to be priced in the ballpark of INR 20,000.
Keeping up with the trend, the Honor 8X will sport a bezel-less design with a small notch at the top that hosts the front camera, earpiece and sensors — making the screen-to-body ratio of 91%.
Honor 8X specs and features
The Honor 8X features a 6.5-inch (1080p) borderless full-view display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The company claims that the device is only as big as a 5.5-inch phone with bezels.
The company has also worked to reduce eye strain with the eye comfort mode that reduces the blue light radiation and a night mode. IT also comes with better sunlight display technology that displays content on the device more efficiently under direct sunlight and improves legibility.
The device gets a second-generation anti-glare film, nano-scale optical coating with double shade at the rear, which is made of glass. The left-hand side of the rear that has the camera lenses comes with a grainy texture while the right-hand side comes with the glossy pattern.
The Honor 8X sports an AI-powered dual camera setup on the rear that can produce images at resolutions up to 20MP. The AI can recognise 22 different categories of objects in images as well as 500 scenarios in real-time.
It also takes help from the AI engine to prevent over-exposure of backgrounds and optimise the subject to create a bokeh effect. The AI algorithms also provide four portrait modes: soft lighting, butterfly lighting, split lighting and stage lighting.
The front camera is a 16MP unit that comes with enhanced ISO and supports 4-in-1 light fusion and multi-frame image processing that help create a bokeh effect.
The latest Honor device to hit the Indian market is powered by the 12nm Kirin 710 chipset with Cortex-A73 based SoC and Mali G51 GPU.
The GPU performance on the Kirin 710 SoC has increased by 130% and the CPU single-core performance has increased by 75% when compared to the previous generation Kirin 659 chipset.
Memory and storage
The Honor 8X comes with an option of 64GB and 128GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 400GB via a microSD card. Both the variants feature 4GB RAM.
The Honor 8X will be NFC-enabled that’ll help users to pay wirelessly via the phone using third-party apps and access other NFC features.
The Honor 8X is backed by a powerful 3750mAh battery unit.
OS and Unlocking
The device will run on the company’s own EMUI 8.2 In addition to the fingerprint sensor at the rear, Honor 8X can also be unlocked via facial recognition.