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Honor Play 8 With Helio A22 SoC, Android 9 Pie Announced

Specifications And Pricing

Honor is the sub-brand of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer Huawei. We all know that the past few months have been fairly difficult for Huawei. The Chinese tech giant has just announced it’s new budget-oriented Honor Play 8 smartphone.

Well, if you have been scouting for a good budget-oriented smartphone, then the Honor Play 8 might impress you. So here’s everything you need to know about Honor’s Play 8 smartphone.

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Honor Play 8: Specifications And Features

Honor Play 8 is a budget-oriented smartphone that offers reliable performance at a very cheap price. This entry-level smartphone sports a textured polycarbonate body coupled with thick bezels and a waterdrop notch. The design aesthetics of this smartphone look sturdy and it can easily withstand rough usage.

Honor Play 8 With Helio A22 SoC, Android 9 Pie Announced

This smartphone features a 5.71” LCD display with HD+ and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Overall, the display on this smartphone is decent for consuming content.

Honor Play 8 Specifications

  • 5.71-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1520 × 720 pixels
  • 2.0GHz Quad-Core (ARM Cortex A53) MediaTek Helio A22 12nm Processor
  • IMG PowerVR GE8300 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0 custom skin
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS
  • 3020mAh battery

As mentioned earlier, Honor Play 8 is an entry-level smartphone. Consequently, it can easily handle regular day to day tasks like phone calls, web-browsing, and social media. That said, don’t expect this phone to be good at multi-tasking and it can’t handle long gaming sessions as well.

Honor Play 8 With Helio A22 SoC, Android 9 Pie Announced

Fortunately, Honor’s Play 8 smartphone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box coupled with EMUI 9.0 custom skin. This smartphone supports Dual 4G VoLTE and it even has a dedicated microSD card slot.

This smartphone is a perfect alternative to Xiaomi’s Redmi 7A.


Pricing And Ability

Honor’s Play 8 smartphone is available in Magic Night Black and Aurora Blue colour variants. This budget-oriented smartphone is priced at 599 yuan which roughly translates into Rs. 5,900. Presently, Play 8 is only available in China and it can be purchased from Honor’s Vmall store or ant major e-retailers.

It is worth noting that, Honor hasn’t released any information about the launch of Play 8 in India.


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Anubhav Tyagi

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