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Honor 8X specs revealed by TENAA; to compete with Xiaomi Mi Max 3

Honor is the market leader in China, and its new smartphone might further challenge its rival Xiaomi.

  • Published: August 16, 2018 5:24 PM IST
Honor 8X TENAA lead

Honor 8X, the next smartphone from Huawei’s e-brand, has made another appearance in the form of regulatory certification of TENAA. The certification listing for the smartphone on China’s telecom authority reveals complete specifications of the smartphone.

The smartphone with the codename ARE-AL00 is expected to launch as the Honor 8X or Honor 8S but the specifications listed on TENAA suggest it might actually debut as Honor 8X Max. The smartphone is rumored to launch with either Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 or Snapdragon 660 chipset. The TENAA listing reveals that the smartphone will feature a large 7.12-inch display. The large display suggests that Honor 8X will compete with Xiaomi Mi Max 3, which is a phablet with 6.9-inch display.

The display on the Honor 8X is said to support a resolution of 2244×1080 pixels. The phablet will be backed by a 4,900mAh battery, which might seem smaller when compared to 5,500mAh battery found under the hood of Mi Max 3. The phablet might match Xiaomi Mi Max 3 in terms of battery life with its aggressive background management.

The listing also shows that Honor ARE-AL00 will measure 177.57×86.24×8.13mm in dimensions, and is expected to weigh around 210 grams. It is likely to feature dual rear camera setup with a combination of 16-megapixel, and 2-megapixel image sensors. The selfie department is said to be handled by an 8-megapixel shooter.

The Honor 8X is likely to feature 6GB of RAM and pack 64GB of built in storage. It will also support expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD card slot. The listing reveals key information about the Honor 8X and now the only missing piece of information is the official launch date.

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Honor and Huawei have been leading in China’s smartphone market for few quarters and with the Honor 8X, it might be challenging Xiaomi. It needs to be seen whether Honor manages to deliver a good product with its Honor 8X phablet.

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  • Published Date: August 16, 2018 5:24 PM IST