Honor Play 8A with 6-inch display and Helio P35 SoC launched in China

“The budget Honor Play 8A mid-range smartphone has been officially launched in China”

As teased earlier, Honor has finally launched its latest smartphone called the Play 8A aka Honor 8A in its home market of China. The phone has arrived as a mid-range offering powered by the recently launched MediaTek Helio P35 processor. The budget device sports a distinct two-tone finish, and gets a plastic back and a metal frame. Notably, the brand’s latest offering ditches a fingerprint sensor in favour of the face unlock functionality that can scan 1,024 facial points.

Honor Play 8A

Honor Play 8A price in China

The successor to the Honor 7A, the Play 8A comes in two storage variants – 32GB and 64GB. The handset’s base model has been priced at RMB 799 (~Rs 8,150), while the high-end variant will set you back by RMB 999 (~Rs 10,200). The phone comes in four colour variants – blue, red, black, and gold. The smartphone will go on sale in China on Vmall starting tomorrow. As of now, there’s no word regarding the device’s pricing and availability details for other markets.

Honor Play 8A specifications

As for the features, the Honor Play 8A sports a 6-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a waterdrop notch above and an aspect ratio of 19:5.9. The phone is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC that’s based on the 12nm fabrication process. The processor on board is aided by a PowerVR GE8320 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The device accepts microSD cards up to 512GB in size. Software-wise, the handset boots EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie.

Honor Play 8A coloursIn the camera department, the Honor Play 8A features a 13-megapixel primary camera at the rear with f/1.8 aperture and an LED flash. For selfies, there’s an 8-megapixel shooter on the front with f/2.0 aperture. In terms of connectivity, you get dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS with GLONASS. A 3,000mAh battery completes the list of the specifications of the smartphone.

Honor Play 8A Specifications
Performance
Octa Core, 2.3 GHz
MediaTek Helio P35
3 GB RAM
Display
6.09 inches (15.47 cm)
720x1560 px, 282 PPI
IPS LCD
Camera
13 MP Primary Camera
LED Flash
8 MP Front Camera
Battery
3020 mAh
Non-Removable
Honor Play 8A Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 8,190
Release Date: 05-Jun-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 3 GB RAM / 32 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone
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