Honor 8A with Helio P35 SoC could be launched soon in India

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Earlier this month, Honor announced its budget smartphone, the 8A in China, which is an iterative upgrade to its 7A launched last year. Now according to a report on MySmartPrice, the Huawei sub-brand is ready to debut its Honor 8A smartphone in India. Let’s talk about the Honor 8A specs and expected pricing in India. 

Also read: Honor 8A with Helio P35 and 6-inch waterdrop notch display goes official in China

Honor 8A specs

Devouring users with its 6-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) pixel resolution display, it will be sporting a tall boy design. The highlight of the display is its waterdrop notch design, which would be first for the brand in its class. This will offer little extra real estate. 

The internals would be powered by an Octa-core processor, which is manufactured by MediaTek. It’s a 12nm process-enabled SoC. The model name is Helio P35 and it will be accompanied by two configurations; 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Note that the storage can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card slot. 

Honor 8A - Colours

Coming to the camera department, it will be sporting a single lens sensor with 13MP resolution and f/1.8 aperture lens, which is not half bad. But it could have been offered a dual rear camera setup considering many brands have started to offer in the price segment it is targeted at. For the selfie experience, it will be packing an 8MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture. 

Unfortunately, there won’t a fingerprint sensor unlike its predecessor, which had one on the rear. Instead, Honor is completely relying on the Face Unlock feature as far as the biometric encryption is concerned. It is said to offer 1024 facial points, which could only mean better security. All this would be powered by s 3020mAh. It will be running on the Android 9 Pie based EMUI 9.0.

Also read: Honor 10 Lite review: a compact Honor 8X that also packs a punch

Honor 8A price in India

As far as the Honor 8A pricing is concerned, the Honor 7A is still retailing in India at Rs 7,499. Looking at the Chinese pricing of 799 Yuan, it could retail in India at a starting price of Rs 7,999 approximately. What do you guys think? Would you be buying this Honor 8A in India? Drop your comments below.


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