Last week, Honor announced two new smartphones in China- the Honor 8X and the Honor 8X Max. We are sure fans of the brand have been wondering when both phones will be released in other countries. We have good news for those who live in Europe.
Honor has announced that the Honor 8X will be heading to the Czech Republic on October 11. The launch will take place in Prague. Sadly, there is no info about the bigger and more powerful Honor 8X Max.
The Honor 8X has a 6.5-inch notched display with a 1080 x 2340 resolution. It is the first smartphone in the world to be awarded the TUV Rheinland certification for displays. The certification is awarded to displays that are flicker-free and have reduced glare and low blue light.
Powering the Honor 8X is the new Kirin 710 chipset along with 4GB/6GB of RAM. There is 64GB/128GB of storage with support for expansion via a dedicated MicroSD card slot. There is a 20MP + 2MP dual camera combo on the rear and a 16MP camera within the notch.
The phone runs EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, packs a 3750mAh battery (no fast charge), and has dual SIM support. It also has GPU Turbo for improved gaming and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Honor 8X has a starting price of ¥1399 (~$177) for the 4GB RAM version while the 6GB RAM model with 128GB sells for ¥1599 (~$240). We believe Honor will keep the starting price under €250 in Europe when it announces it next month. Although the Honor 7X launched for €299 last year, that price wouldn’t work this year seeing as the POCOPHONE F1 which has better specs overall is sold for €330 in Europe.
Availability in other markets should be announced later.