We didn’t want to go with that narrative seeing as the Honor 7X was released back in December which means its successor is arriving much earlier. Also, the Honor ARE-AL00 packs a massive 7.12” screen, a big upgrade from the 5.93” screen of the Honor 7X which means the series would be entering into the phablet category.
It appears those who guessed the Honor ARE-AL00 is the Honor 8X are correct seeing as Honor itself has released an official teaser poster for the Honor 8X today, less than a week since the TENAA listing. The teaser poster doesn’t say anything about the features of the phone but does say something about “breaking the limit”.
According to the TENAA listing, the Honor 8X will have a 7.12-inch screen with a 2244 x 1080 resolution and a water-drop notch at the top. It will have an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. Surprisingly, it won’t come with a Kirin 710 processor but a Snapdragon 636.
This combination of a large screen and a Snapdragon 636 processor means Honor is targetting the 8X as a direct competitor to Xiaomi’s Mi Max 3 which has a slightly smaller 6.9-inch screen but the same processor.
The rest of the specs for the Honor 8X include 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage, 16MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 24MP + 2MP dual front-facing cameras, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 4900mAh battery. The battery size is a bit smaller than that of the Mi Max 3 which means the Mi Max 3 should have the edge in terms of battery life.
No date has been announced for the launch of the Honor 8X but we are optimistic we will know that before the week runs out.