Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has introduced its latest budget smartphone- Honor Play 8A in China. The main highlight of the smartphone is its waterdrop notch display with 87% screen-to-body ratio.

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Honor Play 8A: The Budget Entrant!

The Play 8A packs in a 6-inch HD+ waterdrop notch display, powered by MediaTek Helio P35, coupled with 3GB RAM, paired with 32GB / 64GB storage, runs on Android Pie and all these are backed by a 3000mAh battery.

Honor Play 8A

Coming to the cameras, it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and an 8-megapixel front camera. It doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, but comes with face unlock that can scan 1024 facial points. It comes with dedicated dual SIM and microSD card slots.

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Honor Play 8A Specifications

  • 6-inch (1560 × 720 pixels) HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.3GHz Octa-Core (ARM Cortex A53) MediaTek Helio P35 12nm Processor
  • 680 MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB storage + expandable via microSD (up to 512GB)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 156.28×73.5×8.0mm; Weight: 150g

The Honor Play 8A comes in Blue, Red, Gold and Black colors and is priced at 799 Yuan (~US$ 116 / Rs. 8,155) for the 32GB storage version, while the 64GB storage version costs 999 Yuan (~US$ 145 / Rs. 10,195). It will go on sale in China starting from tomorrow, January 9th.


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