Successor of Honor 7A has been launched via Huawei Honor Play 8A. The unveiling took place in China. On the other hand, the smartphone comes in two variants which only the ROM is the difference. Honor play 8 key highlights include an HD+ panel with a waterdrop-style display notch, octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) SoC, and 3GB of RAM.
The Honor Play 8A runs EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie and features a 6.09-inch HD+ (720×1560 pixels) TFT IPS LCD panel along with a waterdrop-style display notch and 283ppi of pixel density. Also, the phone is a dual-SIM (Nano).
For video and picture, the phone sport a single rear camera setup that comes with a 13-megapixel sensor, paired with an f/1.8 aperture and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) tech. The rear camera sensor comes along with an LED flash and supports an automatic HDR feature. There is an 8-megapixel sensor at the front along with an f/2.0 aperture.
Both the 32GB and 64GB storage options variants upports expansion via microSD card (up to 512GB). The Honor Play 8A packs a 3,020mAh battery.
- Display: 6.09-inch
- Front Camera: 8-megapixel
- Resolution: 720×1560 pixels
- RAM: 3GB
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie
- Storage: 32GB/ 64GB
- Rear Camera: 13-megapixel
- Battery Capacity: 3020mAh
Honor Play 8A Full Specifications
Release date: January 2019
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 156.28 x 73.50 x 8.00
Weight (g): 150.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 3020
Colours: Magic Night Black, Aurora Blue, Platinum Gold
Screen size (inches): 6.09
Resolution: 720×1560 pixels
Aspect ratio: 19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI): 283
Processor make: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
Internal storage: 32GB/ 64GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 512
Rear camera: 13-megapixel (f/1.8)
Rear autofocus: Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash: LED
Front camera: 8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front autofocus: No
Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie
Skin: EMUI 9.0
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Yes, v 4.20
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Honor Play 8A Price
The Honor Play 8A price in China has been set at CNY 799 (roughly N42,000) for the base 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, while the 3GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is reported to be CNY 999 (roughly N53,000).
It will go on sale starting from January 9. No words about global release of the Honor Play 8A yet.