Honor 8C, the successor of the Honor 7C which was launched in China last month, is reportedly all set to launch in India next week. In India, there’s a possibility that the company could change the phone’s name to Honor Play 8C.
As per the reports, the phone could be available for purchase soon after its official announcement in the country. Initially, it is expected to be available on leading e-commerce platforms or the one with which Honor forms an exclusive partnership and Honor’s official website.
In India, the phone is expected to be available in two variants based on the memory configuration — one with 4GB RAM and other with 6GB RAM. Unlike the Chinese models where the 4GB RAM model packs 32GB storage and 6GB RAM model has 64GB storage, both the models in India will comes with 64GB of internal storage.
The Honor 8C features a 6.26-inch TFT LCD IPS HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520×720 pixels, pixel density of 269 PPI, and a screen-to-body ratio of 86.6 percent. Under the hood, the device is powered by Snapdragon 632 chipset, making it the first commercial phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s new chipset.
It features a microSD card slot that can accept memory card of up to 256GB for expanding the storage capacity. Because of the dedicated microSD card slot, you can also use two SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously.
The handset comes with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 13-megapixel main sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary depth of field sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera supports various functions, including autofocus, continuous capture, and AI beauty feature. The front camera is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture and soft light flash.
While the phone supports Face Unlock feature through the front-facing camera, there’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security. As for the software, the smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with the company’s EMUI on top. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery.
The mid-range Honor 8C is expected to be priced in India between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000 (approximately $140 to $210). To know for sure, we’ll have to wait for the company to officially launch the phone in India.