A new Honor smartphone has been spotted at TENAA. The phone’s model number is ARE-AL00 and there are rumors it may be the Honor 8X or the Honor 8S. Seeing as the Honor 7S was just released three months ago, we don’t think a successor is already in development so chances are this is the Honor 8X or even a totally different phone.
The specs are not yet available on TENAA but a bunch of images gives us a look at the design.
The Honor ARE-AL00 has a notch but it is different from that of the Honor Play, Honor 10 and Honor 9N/9i. The notch is shaped like a small valley or water droplet and is home to the front-facing camera. It looks like the Waterdrop screen of the OPPO F9/F9 Pro but is slightly bigger and has steeper “sides”. The phone also has a bit of bezel below the display which has the manufacturer’s name engraved on it.
On its back, the Honor ARE-AL00 has vertically arranged dual cameras positioned at the far left. There is “Dual Lens” engraved below the LED flash and a fingerprint scanner sits in the middle of the device. The back looks glossy and appears to be made of glass which is not a material Honor uses for the affordable X-series. The phone has its power button and volume rocker on the right while the left is home to the SIM tray.
The Honor ARE-AL00 has also been 3C certified and the document says it has support for 18W fast charging. We still don’t know what it will launch as yet. While the Honor 8X seems right, it may also be the Honor 10 Lite/Youth Edition. If it is any of these two devices, then we expect it to come with a Kirin 710 chipset.