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Honor X8 silently unveiled for the Asia market, packed Snapdragon 680 processor

Honor X8

Update (15 March, 2022)

The Honor X8 has officially launched in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) few days after it was unveiled in Asia. We now have its pricing information. The device costs 949 riyals (US$252) in the said market and will be available for purchase from March 17th. We expect more eastern regions to follow.


Honor on Friday quietly unveiled its latest smartphone called Honor X8 in the Asia market. The device is one of the latest in the company's portfolio that is made to be cheap and affordable based on its specs. It is not 5G-capable because it is powered by the Snapdragon 680 processor that only support 4G.

Also, the Honor X8 packed a 4000mAh battery, which is rather too small judging by today's standard where 5000mAh is becoming the norm, but then it supports 22.5W fast charging, which can beef up the battery from 0% - 100% in no time. And why should we complain? At least a fast charger is included in the box unlike some that are removing theirs.

Let's take a closer look: the smartphone has a 6.7-inch IPS LCD screen with FHD+ (2388x1080) pixel resolution and 391ppi pixel density. The display refreshes at 90Hz, so gamers would probably feel a difference compared to traditional displays. No mention of any screen protection, but that's not necessarily a deal breaker for many.

At the top of the screen is tiny punch-hole where Honor installed a 16MP (f/2.5) camera for taking selfie. Speaking of photography, at the back are quad rear-focusing cameras leaded by a 64MP (f/1.8) sensor. This is closely followed by a 5MP ultra-wide angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The fourth 2MP (f/2.4) camera can only take macro shots.

Unfortunately, none of the cameras can record 4k video as they are limited to recording 1080p videos only. The Honor X8 boots Android 11-based Magic U1 4.2 out-of-the-box, but there is no assurance that it supports Google Play Services. It has a side-mounted fingerprint reader for biometrics, and dedicated dual SIM slots with dual standby. However, microSD slot is unavailable.

Connectivity provided are Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack. The phone measure 163.4x74.7x7.5 mm and weigh 177 grams.

Honor X8 Key Specifications


  • Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ LCD, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 6nm
  • Graphics: Adreno 610 GPU
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera(s): 16MP (front) / 64MP+5MP+2MP+2MP (rear)
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 4000mAh, 22.5W fast charging

Its pricing and availability details are yet to be revealed, but we expect more details to surface next week.




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