Honor Play 8A with 6-inch waterdrop notch display, Android 9.0 (Pie) announced

Huawei’s Honor brand has introduced Honor Play 8A, the company’s latest budget smartphone in China, as it had promised. It has a 6-inch HD+ waterdrop notch display, and the company claims that it has 87% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio P35 12nm SoC, runs Android 9.0 (Oreo), and has a 13-megapixel rear camrea with f/1.8 aperture, and an 8-megapixel front camera.

It doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, but comes with face unlock that can scan 1024 facial points. It comes with dedicated dual SIM and microSD card slots and packs a 3000mAh battery.

Honor Play 8A 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, f/1.8 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dimensions: 156.28×73.5×8.0mm; Weight: 150g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • 3000mAh (Typical) / 2920mAh (Minimum) battery

The Honor Play 8A comes in Blue, Red, Gold and Black colors, is priced at 799 yuan (US$ 116 / Rs. 8,155 approx.) for the 32GB storage version and the 64GB storage version costs 999 yuan (US$ 145 / Rs. 10,195 approx.). It will go on sale in China starting from tomorrow, January 9th.


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