Honor Play 8 is a new device that has been unveiled in China and this entry-level smartphone is the rebranded Honor 8S which comes with the same design. The handset is already available for purchase in China for 599 Yuan (approx Rs. 6,000, USD 97) for 2GB + 32GB storage model which is cheaper than the Honor 8S for the global market. The device can be bought from D.Phone since it has been launched with its collaboration but the handset will be available from Vmall, TMall, JD, and Suning also.
Talking about the specs of the smartphone, the Honor Play 8 comes with a 5.71-inch HD+ LCD display but has thicker bezels and has a waterdrop notch on the front giving an aspect ratio of 19:9 and gives a pixel density of 295 PPI. Under the hood, there is an Helio A22 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be extended further up to a maximum of 512GB via microSD card slot.
There is a 13MP sensor on the rear with an f/1.8 lens and supports HDR. On the front, we can find a 5MP camera with f.2.2 lens. There isn’t any fingerprint sensor on the device which should be compensated with the face unlocking system. There is a triple slot with one dedicated microSD card slot and both other SIM slot support 4G connectivity. Out of the box, the handset comes with Android 9.0 Pie operating system and might even get further updates when available.
To back the device, there is a 3,020 mAh battery on the back without any fast charging technology support and comes with a micro USB charging port. There are other connectivity options like, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, and few others along with the basic sensors which are required for automation of the handset. Are you planning to get this smartphone? Let us know by commenting in the section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.