Honor Play 8A Launched With 6-0-inch Display, Waterdrop Notch

Recently, Honor announced the View 20 smartphone with an in-display selfie cam and 48MP rear camera. Now, Honor Play 8 has been launched in the Chinese market. Highlights of the device include HD+ display, waterdrop notch, and Android 9 OS. It comes in two storage variants – 32GB and 64GB. It Read more to find about Honor Play 8A Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Honor Play 8A

Price and Availability

Price (base model) 799 Yuan (approx Rs 8,100)

The Honor Play 8A is priced in China at 799 Yuan (approx Rs 8,100) for the 32GB storage variant. The 64GB internal storage model comes with a price tag of 999 Yuan (approx Rs10,100). The new handset is available for sale on VMall website. It comes in four color options – Red, Black, Blue, and Gold.

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Processor MediaTek Helio P35
Internal Storage 32GB/ 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 6.09-inch, IPS LCD, HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels)
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Primary (Rear) Camera 13MP with flash
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 3020mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The new smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor and 3GB RAM. The 32GB/ 64GB internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card slot (up to 256GB). It is backed by a 3020mAh battery with support for 10W fast charging.

In terms of optics, the Honor Play 8A sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), and LED flash. For selfies and video calling, the handset sports an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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  • Waterdrop notch
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • EMUI 9.0
  • HD+ display
  • 4G LTE support
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • micro USB port
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Four color options

The Honor Play 8A runs Android 9.0 Pie operating system with the company’s latest EMUI 9.0 on top. Connectivity options include 4G LTE support, Wifi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, micro USB port and 3.5 mm audio jack.

The dual-SIM handset sports a 6.09-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels) resolution and waterdrop-shaped notch. While there is no fingerprint sensor, the new smartphone comes with face unlock feature.

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The Honor V20 (View 20) is the company’s first smartphone to sport a display hole and a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor. It will be officially launched in China on December 26. The global launch will take place in Paris on January 22.

The Honor V20 is being touted as the ‘world’s first in-screen camera smartphone’. It features a small display hole (4.5mm) on the top left corner of the screen. At the back, the new handset sports a 48-megapixel camera with a 1/2.0-inch CMOS sensor, 4-in-1 Light Fusion, 4 times sensor HDR, a dedicated dual NPU, and AI capabilities.

The new smartphone is powered by the latest 7nm octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor. Additionally, it comes with the GPU Turbo gaming technology and Link Turbo technology (combines Wi-FI and LTE connections with AI capabilities). Honor also claims that the premium handset is designed with 5-axis ring dispensing technology, 0.1mm precision assembly, and a customized camera lens.

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