Honor announces 8X and 8X Max smartphones, the latter with a whopping 7.12-inch display
Huawei, the parent company of smartphone brand Honor, has announced two new additions to its X-series of smartphones. The Honor 8X and 8X Max are two mid-range smartphones with some interesting characteristics and specifications, including a whopping 7.12-inch display on the 8X Max.
The Honor 8X is the direct successor to the existing Honor 7X smartphone, and it looks like that these smartphones might be coming to the Western market as well. The regular 8X smartphone has a 6.5-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. There’s a notch at the top – similar to that of the Huawei P20 series – and a fairly thin chin at the bottom. Huawei’s own Kirin 710 soc will power the device. A dual camera setup can be found at the back, with the primary sensor having a 20-megapixel sensor and the second sensor has a resolution of 2 megapixels. The front camera shoots in 16 megapixels. The battery has a capacity of 3750 mAh. Notably, Honor has chosen for the rather outdated Micro-USB port instead of USB-C, presumably to cut costs.
Honor will release two different versions of the 8X, one with 4 GB of internal memory and 64 GB of storage, and a pricier option with 6 GB / 128 GB.
The 8X Max is the larger version of the regular 8X, but does have a few changes here in there. The screen size is now 7.12-inches, which would the 8X Max among the largest smartphones on the market. For comparison: a wide 7.12-inch display like this one has the 16:9 surface area of 6.3 inches. The resolution is Full HD+ (2244 x 1080 pixels) and there’s also a notch, although it’s less intrusive than the one found on the 8X and resembles a waterdrop.
Honor hasn’t chosen for one of their own chips, but rather for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 mid-range processor, accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. A slightly more performant model with the Snapdragon 660 and 6 GB/128 GB will release in October.
The device is powered by a large 5000 mAh battery, and the camera set up at the back consists of a 16-megapixel primary snapper, accompanied by a 2-megapixel secondary camera. The selfie camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels.
The Honor 8X would be available in the second week of September for just above $200 USD, while the larger 8X Max version would retail for $220 (in its 4GB/64GB configuration).