Honor 8X: Release Date in India, Full Specs revealed, AI Cameras

Honor will be launching its new phone, Honor 8X in India tomorrow, that is, October 16th. The newer model from the company will be a successor to last year’s Honor 7X, which was also a very successful phone among the customers. Well, when it comes to the newer version, the 8X will be a ‘notched-phone’, which means it will also be coming up with the trending notch display.

Specs, Connectivity & Camera

The phone will have a 6.5inch Full HD+ display (about 16.5cm in screen size) and will be possessing the company’s new Kirin 710 octa-core processor based on 12nm architecture (clocking up to 2.2GHz).

For handling the graphics, there will be a Mali G51 MP4 along with GPU Turbo technology.

On storage basis, there will be three variants available to the customers, with 4GB RAM/64GB capacity, 6GB RAM/64GB capacity and lastly a 6GB RAM/128GB capacity model. And there is also the option of microSD card, so storage won’t be a problem. Battery capacity is 3,750mAh.

Honor 8X will be coming with Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box, layered in the skinned version of Honor’s own, EMUI 8.2.

For connectivity options, there is a micro USB port for charging and data transfer, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio jack, dual-SIM slot and a separate slot for a microSD card which can extend the storage up to 400 GB.

When it comes to the camera department, the phone has a dual-rear AI camera setup, of 20MP+2MP lenses. While on the front there is a 16MP selfie camera, with the portrait of course.

There are many options in the camera interface along with the portrait like HDR, panorama, slow-motion, night mode and several other handy and useful modes too.

Telling about the rear AI dual cameras, the company says that the Honor 8X’s rear lenses can recognize over 500 different scenarios in 22 categories. It also said that the AI intelligence of the camera is capable of improving the photo quality based on what the user is shooting.

PerformanceOcta core
Display6.5″ (16.51 cm)
Storage64 GB
Camera20 MP
Battery3750 mAh
Ram4 GB
Launch Date In IndiaOctober 16, 2018 (Expected)
Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM
Launch DateOctober 16, 2018 (Expected)
Custom UiEMUI
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 710
ProcessorOcta core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
Architecture64 bit
Ram4 GB
Thickness7.8 mm
Width76.6 mm
Weight175 grams
Height160.4 mm
ColoursBlack, Blue, Purple, Red
Display TypeIPS LCD
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Pixel Density396 ppi
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated84.23 %
Screen Size6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Touch ScreenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution5160 x 3872 Pixels
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution16 MP Front Camera
Physical ApertureF2.0
FlashYes LED Flash
WifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
Wifi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes v5.0
Usb ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
GpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Sim 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
User ReplaceableNo
Capacity3750 mAh

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Though the exact price details haven’t been revealed yet since the launch is just about to take place, but according to general predictions, the Honor 8X will be a mid-range device which means that Xiaomi’s latest and ongoing phones will be getting another tough competitor. Nokia has also come into play as far as the mid-range segment is concerned.

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