The Chinese smartphone maker Honor has launched a new budget smartphone Honor Play 8A, which comes with an overclocked processor for gaming. This new Honor Play 8A is also one of the cheapest smartphones to be powered by the 2.3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P35 12nm processor and comes with a very design but features a waterdrop notch display. Notably, Honor Play 8A is not essentially a performance-oriented smartphone, however, it does come with some of the benchmark features seen in the budget smartphone segment. The Honor Play 8A comes with a two-tone design, face unlock that can scan 1024 facial points and more.
The Honor Play 8A has been launched in Blue, Red, Gold and Black colour options and it will go on sale in China starting from January 9. However, there has been no official word on its global launch as of now.
Let us take a look at the specifications of this latest smartphone by Honor:
The Honor Play 8A sports a 6-inch HD+ (1560 × 720 pixels) FullView display with 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by the 2.3GHz ARM Cortex A53 Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P35 12nm SoC coupled with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU for graphics. This smartphone packs a 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. This Dual SIM (nano + nano) support device runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0 on top.
Coming to the camera department, the Honor Play 8A features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 8-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
In terms of connectivity, the amrtphone includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The Honor Play 8A is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery.