Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has finally launched the Honor 8X smartphone in India. 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. It includes Dolby Atmos surround sound backed by stereo speakers, and packs artificial intelligence (AI) powered features for better imaging. 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.
Honor claims that its GPU Turbo will benefit mobile games that require high graphics processing efficiency by enhancing the speed and optimising the gaming experience. At the event, Honor also announced that the company has seen a massive 500 percent growth in the Indian smartphone market in 2018.
Honor 8X specifications
Honor 8X features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a notch on top and a screen-to-body ratio of 91%. The smartphone is powered by in-house Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked up to 2.2GHz. Kirin 710 SoC is based on the 12nm process and features 12nm Cortex 72-generation. It is paired with Mali G51 along with GPU for additional graphics boost. On the software front, Honor 8X runs Android 8.1 Oreo based on EMUI 8.2 out-of-the-box.
For photography, Honor 8X sports dual 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture. The smartphone offers AI-based recognition for over 500 scenarios in 22 categories. Some of the camera features on Honor 8X include HDR, night mode and different AI modes. Honor 8X can record slow motion videos at 120fps and super slow-motion videos at 480 fps. Up front there’s a 16-megapixel camera for selfies.
Connectivity options on the Honor 8X include dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The smartphone has a rear fingerprint sensor placed just below the camera lens. It further packs a 3,750mAh battery.
Honor 8X price in India
The Honor 8X smartphone is priced in India starting at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option, Rs. 16,999 for 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and Rs. 18,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. Honor 8X will be available exclusively via Amazon India from October 24 onwards. The smartphone will be available in Black, Red, and Blue colour options.