OPPO kickstarted a new revolution of the notch with a renovated waterdrop design when it launched the OPPO R17 this month. Although a derivative of the Essential Phone’s notch, the waterdrop-style is visibly much less intrusive than the big circular one on the Andy Rubin phone. Now, Honor is the first company to follow OPPO with the same notch in the newly found Honor 8X or Honor 8S.
The new Honor device was recently found on TENAA thus surprising us by revealing its specs and design. The Honor 8X/8S, whatever it ends up being called is otherwise named as ARE-AL00. And we have more than just its design. As per the TENAA filing, the ARE-AL00 integrates a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor on its motherboard which could either be a Snapdragon 660 or 636, say rumours. This is exceptionally odd as Huawei almost always uses its in-house Kirin chipsets, even if it has to use two-year-old Kirin 659 CPUs.
The processor is accompanied by a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option. The ARE-AL00 has a 16MP rear camera with a 2MP depth sensor and an 8MP front shooter. And the legal documents say it runs Android 8.1 Oreo. The handset’s 3C certification earlier this month revealed a 19W fast charger as well.
Most of the specs have now been revealed to which we add the 7.12-inch mammoth screen with a resolution of 2244×1080 pixels. It is powered by an equally huge 4,900mAh battery. Given that the handset has passed all legal certification by now, the next step is its official launch which we reckon is close.