Honor 8A with MediaTek Helio P35 launched in Nepal


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 Nepali market by the end of April or first week of May , however the device specification and price is already known as its readily available in international markets.

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. Unfortunately, these prices won’t be applicable to Nepali market as these prices are for international markets.

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 with enough room to imprint the Honor logo.

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 is presented  in a few color options, including the charm red, the night black, the aurora blue, and the platinum gold.

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 .

It is worth mentioning that the Honor Play 8A uses a 2+1 independent three card slot, which allows one to insert two Nano SIM cards and one memory card at the same time. The phone supports dual VoLTE HD call feature and up to 512GB Micro SD card expansion.

The speakers are powerful as they are powered by Dolby Atmos.

The Honor 8A runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system with EMUI 9.

Honor 8A Specifications

  • CPU – Octa-Core 4x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
  • Chipset – MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765), 64-Bit Processor
  • GPU – PowerVR GE8320, 680 MHz
  • Camera – 13MP LED Flash and AF Rear Camera| 8MP Front Camera
  • Memory – RAM- 2GB/3GB LPDDR3 | ROM 32GB/64GB External Memory Support Up to 256GB
  • Display – Screen size 6.09-inches IPS, HD+ Multi-Touch Display (720 x 1560 Pixels), 19:9 Ratio
  • Battery – Non-Removable 3020 mAh Lithium-Polymer
  • SIM – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM), Dual Standby
  • Sensors – Proximity, Light, Accelerometer, Fingerprint
  • Color – Black, Blue, Red, Gold
  • Operating System – EMUI 9.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)

Price in Nepal

Update :Honor 8A has been launched in nepali market with a configuration of 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage and is priced at Rs. 15,790. On the budget segment, it could prove to be one of the best smartphone at this price range.

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