Honor 8A with 6-inch waterdrop notch display, Android 9.0 (Pie) to be announced on January 8

Huawei Honor brand has announced that it will introduce its Honor 8A, the company’s new budget smartphone in China on January 8th, a month after it was certified by TENAA with model numbers JAT-TL00 and JAT-AL00.

This doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor like the predecessor, but it will feature a waterdrop notch display with minimal bezels, two-tone design, and run Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. This is expected to be powered by the latest MediaTek Helio P35 SoC.

Honor 8A rumored specifications

  • 6-inch (1560 × 720 pixels) HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.3GHz Octa-Core (ARM Cortex A53) MediaTek Helio P35 12nm Processor with 680 MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions: 156.28×73.5×8.0mm; Weight: 150g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • 3000mAh (Typical) / 2920mAh (Minimum) battery

Honor 8A is expected to come in Black, Blue, Gold, Red. We should know the price when it goes official next Tuesday.


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