Last month, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor had launched its Honor 8X smartphone in the Indian market in two color options — Black and Blue, for a price of Rs. 14,999 which roughly converts to $212. Now, the Chinese company has launched yet another color variant for the Honor 8X — Red.
Apart from the change in color, everything else remains the same. The Honor 8X Red edition will be available for purchase in India exclusively through Amazon from today, for a price of Rs. 14,999 (~$212).
The phone comes with a back panel that’s made from 15 layers what the company calls a “2.5D double texture aurora glass body with a grating effect.” The Honor 8X features a big 6.5-inch Full HD+ notched display with an impressive 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.
Under the hood, the device is powered by the company’s own Kirin 710 octa-core processor manufactured using the 12nm process. It comes in two variants based on memory configuration — 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot that enables you to further expand the phone’s storage capacity.
In the camera department, it features a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor on the back, along with an LED flash and support for AI-based scene recognition that can identify up to 500 different scenes. On the front side, the device features a 16-megapixel snapper for taking selfies. It comes with 4-in-1 pixel binding to improve overall pixel size and has support for AI beautify features.
The phone also features a back-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security. Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, and GPS + GLONASS. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with the company’s custom EMUI 8.2 interface on top and is powered by a 3,750mAh battery.