Honor Play 8A is now official

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Honor, the sub-brand of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has just unveiled its latest mid-range smartphone – the Honor Play 8A. Honor’s new handset is a budget smartphone that comes with a stylish design and features a 6-inch screen, 13MP rear camera and MediaTek Helio P35. Interestingly, it is dubbed as the Honor Play 8A instead of the previously reported Honor 8A.

Honor Play 8A is now official

Honor Play 8A sports a glossy 2.5D glass-like polycarbonate back shell in black, gold, red, and blue colors. The handset flashes a 6.09-inch HD+ panel with 1560 x 720 resolution at 283 ppi. The handset has  81 percent of screen-to-body ratio and also features a teardrop notch which was almost identical to OPPO’s waterdrop notch, and Vivo’s Halo display.

Under the hood, the Honor Play 8A loads with the new 12nm 64-bit Helio P35 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The chip is paired with IMG GE8320 GPU. It also has 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage up to 512GB with dedicated microSD card.

In the camera department, the device is mounted with a 13-megapixel f/1.8 rear shooter, and an 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie snapper assisted by AI as well. The handset is powered by 3020mAh battery 10W USB-C charging and runs with Android 9.0 Oreo OS with EMUI 9.0 skin on top.

The phone also goes with 4G LTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, and dual SIM slots. As expected, the phone doesn't have a fingerprint scanner. Good thing, it supports Face Unlock technology for an additional security option.

The Honor Play 8A is priced at CNY 799 (~Php6K), it will come in colors; black, blue, red, and gold. Orders are expected to start shipping in China on January 8, 2019.

Honor Play 8A Specs:

  • 6.09-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) capacitive touchscreen, 283ppi
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage expandable up to 512GB via microSD
  • 13MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • Multimedia Player
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Dual SIM, supports LTE connectivity
  • Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • Battery: 3020mAh
  • Colors: Black, Gold, Red, Blue
  • Price: CNY 799 (~Php6K)


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