Honor 8A budget smartphone with notch and MediaTek Helio P35 launched
In 2018 Huawei’s subsidiary brand Honor played an important role in uplifting the chinese smartphone maker’s market share to the next level. Huawei sold over 200 million smartphones in the world market and the company is now poised to make another history in 2019.
Honor 8A is scheduled to launch in Chinese market on January 8 , however the device specification and price has been now officially revealed by Huawei. Surprisingly, the new budget smartphone is now also available for pre-booking from company’s official website.
According to the information provided on the site, the Huawei Honor 8A will be released with a price virtually impossible to resist. Its base variant (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM) will cost about NRs. 12,950. While the variant with 64GB of ROM will be around NRs. 15,250. You can see the complete list of specifications at the end of the article.
Regarding its design, although it presents clearly like a ‘budget’ smartphone, the Honor 8A reveals several quite interesting details. Its front panel features very thin bezels and a somewhat thicker bottom chin.
The Huawei subsidiary Honor has been a major competitor to Xiaomi, which continues to consistently launch new hard-to-beat price-quality smartphones. However, this Honor 8A may come to balance the scales.
Although it does not offer specifications that can be impress, this may be one of the strongest competitors of Xiaomi’s offer for this segment. Especially if the manufacturer can maintain a similar price for international markets.
But, it is very unlikely that this will happen. Usually, once launched outside the Chinese market, smartphones always end up suffering increase in their price. Nevertheless, if the Honor 8A arrives in Nepali market with a price of around NRs. 14,000 – 17,000, it will continue to present itself as an excellent ‘budget’smartphone.
Honor 8A Specification
Before looking at all the specifications presented by Honor 8A, it is important to note that this smartphone will arrive in Chinese market at a price of around CNY 799 (NRs. 12,950).
The Honor 8A comes with a HD + screen of 6.09 inches with a small drop notch and a memory of 3GB of RAM and a choice of between 32GB / 64GB of internal memory. The device can support microSD card upto 512 GB but lacks a fingerprint scanner. .
The handset is powered by a Mediatek MT6765 (MediaTek Helio P35) octa-core processor and a 3020 mAh battery.
In the photographic segment, it will not leave anyone’s mouth open. But it will certainly have enough capacity to meet the most basic needs. The Huawei Honor 8A comes with a single 13 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel front camera dedicated to selfies .
The Honor 8A runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system with EMUI 9.
Honor 8A Specifications
- 6.09-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 with 680 MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 156.28×73.5×8.0mm; Weight: 150g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
- 3000mAh (Typical) / 2920mAh (Minimum) battery
- Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0