Honor Play 8A Smartphone With Android Pie Launched

Honor Play 8A Smartphone With Android Pie Launched, The sub brand Honor belonging to networking and telecommunications company Huawei. Recently Honor launched a new smartphone in China under its Play lineup, the smartphone is dubbed as Honor Play 8A and will be available in two RAM and Storage variants.

Key features of the smartphone are HD+ panel with a water drop style display notch on the top, octa core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT 6765) SoC, 3 GB of RAM, up to 64 GB of internal storage, Android 9.0 Pie, Micro USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 3,020 mAh battery, phase detection auto focus technology, automatic HDR feature and much more.

Honor Play 8A

Honor Play 8A Specifications –

Honor Play 8ADetails
GENERAL
Release dateJanuary 2019
Launched in IndiaNo
Form factorTouchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh)3,020 mAh battery unit
Removable batteryNo
Resolution720 pixels x 1560 pixels
Fast chargingNo
Wireless chargingNo
DISPLAY
Display size6.09 inch HD+ TFT IPS LCD panel
Ratio19.5:9 aspect ratio
pixel density283 ppi
Measures156.28 x 73.50 x 8.00 mm (height x width x thickness)
Screen to body ratio87 Percent
Weight150 grams
TouchscreenYes
NotchYes, water drop shaped notch
HARDWARE
ProcessorOcta core
Processor makeMediaTek Helio P35 (MT 6765) SoC System on Chipset
RAM3 GB of RAM
Internal storage32 GB of Internal storage
64 GB of Internal storage
MicroSD slotYes
Expandable storage512 GB
CAMERA
Dual rear camera setupNo
Rear camera First - 13 mega pixel camera sensor with an f/1.8 aperture
Rear camera featuresphase detection autofocus (PDAF) technology. automatic HDR feature
Rear flashYes, LED flash
Front Dual camera setupNo
Front camera8 mega pixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture
Front flashNo
SOFTWARE
SkinEMUI 9.0
Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS / A-GPSYes
FM RadioYes
Micro USB portYes
BluetoothYes,
Number of SIMs 2
Wi Fi hotspotYes
Headphone JackYes
OTG supportYes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano SIM
GSM / CDMA CDMA
3G Yes
4G / LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano SIM
GSM / CDMACDMA
3GYes
4G / LTEYes
SENSORS
Proximity sensorYes
Compass / Magnetometer SensorYes
GyroscopeYes
Accelerometer SensorNo
Gravity SensorNo
Ambient light SensorYes
PriceCNY 799 (roughly Rs. 8,000) for 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage variant
CNY 999 (around Rs. 10,200) for 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage variant
Variants3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage variant
3 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage variant
ColorAurora Blue, Magic Night Black, and Platinum Gold colour options

Diving into the details, the smartphone flaunts 6.09 inch HD+ TFT IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 pixels x 1560 pixels, water drop style display notch

on the top houses front camera sensor, 283 ppi of pixel density, a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9, screen to body ratio or screen proportion of 87%,  2.5 D curved glass protection, measures 156.28 x 73.50 x 8.00 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 150.00 grams.

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) System on Chipset, paired with 3 GB of RAM. For storage, the smartphone comes in two storage options 32 GB and 64 GB and with the help of a dedicated microSD card the storage can be expanded up to 512 GB.

In terms of camera, the Honor Play 8A Smartphone comes with a single rear camera setup that includes a 13 mega pixel camera sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus (PDAF) technology, LED flash and supports an automatic HDR feature. On the front, there is an 8 mega pixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity options includes, 4G VoLTE, Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / A GPS, MicroUSB 2.0 Port, Wi Fi hotspot, Fm radio and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Sensor include fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and gyroscope. On the whole, the device is powered by a massive 3,020 mAh battery and boots on EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

Honor Play 8A Price And Availability – 

As mentioned above, the smartphone comes in two variants. The 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of inbuilt storage variant has been priced at CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 8,000). While the 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of inbuilt storage variant is priced at CNY 999 (around Rs. 10,200).

Both the variants will up for sale on 9th January 2019. Furthermore, the smartphone will be available for purchase in Aurora Blue, Magic Night Black, and Platinum Gold colour options.

More Details –

Honor Play 8A smartphone is the successor of Honor 7A, this smartphone was launched last year in May 2018 and Honor 7A smartphone is the successor of Honor 6A. Key specifications of the Honor Play 8A smartphone are octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 System on Chipset, Adreno 505 GPU, up to 3 GB of RAM, 3000 mAh non removable battery, dual rear camera setup, face unlock feature, fingerprint sensor, and more.

Honor 7A has been priced at CNY 799 (around Rs. 8,300) for the 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, and CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,300) for the 3 GB of RAM and  32 GB of internal storage variant.

Optics include, the Honor 7A smartphone bears dual rear camera setup. The 3 GB RAM variant has 13 mega pixel primary CMOS camera sensor and a 2 mega pixel secondary camera sensor. Whereas,  2 GB RAM variant bears single rear camera setup with a 13 mega pixel CMOS camera sensor. For selfies, there is a 8 mega pixel camera sensor with soft selfie light.

Moreover, the smartphone is backed by 3000 mAh non removable battery unit and the device runs EMUI 8.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

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