Later today, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor will be announcing Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max smartphones. The Chinese manufacturer is also expected to announce Honor Band 4 fitness tracker at the same event. The smartband is now listed on AliExpress with a price tag of $39. The pricing seems to be true as the Honor Band 3 costs around $35. The early listing of the Band 4 also contains many official images. Honor’s upcoming fitness tracker has also bagged approved from the Federal Communications Commission in the U.S. through which some of its key features have been revealed.
The AliExpress listing of the Honor Band 4 does not contain any accurate information on its specifications. Even though listing shows the device in two color variants such as Black/Red and Gray/Green, the other official images show the band in multiple colors like Blue/Black, Pink/Black and Yellow/Black.
The Honor Band 4’s FCC listing has revealed that it has a model number of CRS-B19 and it is based on Lite OS which is Huawei’s homebrewed operating system for powering IoT devices. The device can be paired to a smartphone through Bluetooth.
The Honor Band 4 will be arriving with a large AMOLED screen, but the exact size is not known. Some of the health-centric features that are available on the Band 4 are real-time heart monitor, sleep tracker, water-resistance of up to 50 meters with swim stroke and pool swimming recognition. It also tracks multiple sports activities.
The smart notification feature shows alerts for calls, messages and alarm on the fitness band. The 100mAh battery of the Band 4 promises up to 14 days of battery life on normal usage. These features suggest that Honor has prepped up a very good rival for the Mi Band 3 fitness tracker that was launched by Xiaomi in May. As of this writing, the pricing of the Band 4 is under the wraps. There is a possibility that the company may price it competitively to take on the Mi Band 3.
The Honor 8X and 8X Max are rumored to arrive with respective screens of 6.5 inches and 7.12 inches. They are also expected to respectively feature 3,650mAh battery and 4,900mAh battery. The Snapdragon 660 SoC is expected to power both phones. Both devices are expected to be available with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage.