An Honor phone with model variants JAT-AL00 and JAT-TL00 had surfaced on the database of China’s TENAA telecom authority yesterday. The images of the phone had not appeared on TENAA yesterday. However, the JAT-AL00 and JAT-TL00 TENAA listings have been updated with their images to confirm on their design. Also, the handset is now expected to debut as Honor 8A in China.
In October this year, a smartphone with model number JAT-L29 had appeared with Honor 8A moniker on JAT-AL00 and JAT-TL00 in the website of Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The same body has also certified JAT-LX1 model as Honor 8A Pro.
The Honor 7A had debuted in April in China and it had launched with the same name in markets outside of the home country. Hence, the Honor 8 may arrive with same name in China and Europe.
The Honor 7A came with an 18:9 aspect ratio display, a fingerprint scanner and dual rear cameras. The Honor JAT-AL00 and JAT-TL00 images on TENAA reveals, that the Honor 8A will be equipped with an improved display with waterdrop. However, it features a single rear camera and lacks a dual camera setup. Just as the European market is expected to release Honor 8A Pro, probably there will be a Pro variant with dual camera and fingerprint for China.
The Honor 8A is equipped with a 6.088-inch HD+ display and it is fueled by 2.3 GHz octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. It will be available in 32 GB and 64 GB storage models and will also feature a microSD card slot for additional storage. It has a rear camera of 13-megapixel and a frontal shooter of 8-megapixel. It is packed with a 2,920mAh battery. The Honor 8A is loaded with Android 9 Pie OS. The handset measures 156.28 x 73.5 x 8mm and weighs 150 grams. It will be available in colors like black, blue, gold and red.
Honor is yet to confirm on the launch date for Honor 8A. The handset will be debuting as the successor of the Honor 7A phone that was unveiled in April.