An upcoming Honor-branded smartphone, with model number JAT-AL00, has been spotted on TENAA. As always, the TENAA listing reveals the key specifications of the device, which is expected to be called the Honor Play 8.
As the name suggests, the Honor Play 8 will be the successor to the Honor Play 7 that was launched in China back in May. Besides TENAA, the upcoming device has been certified by MIIT and Bluetooth SIG as well. All this means that an official launch is imminent.
Honor Play 8 rumored specifications, features
Based on the listings, the Honor Play 8 is expected to sport a 6.08-inch IPS display with HD+ (1560×720 pixels) resolution, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood will be an octa-core SoC clocked at 2.3GHz, and paired with 3GB of RAM. There will be two storage variants with 32GB and 64GB options.
For photography, the smartphone is expected to feature a 13-megapixel primary camera, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera up front. For security, the device will depend upon facial recognition, and making sure everything ticks will be a 2,920mAh battery. On the software front, the device will run the latest Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out-of-the-box. Buyers will be able to choose from black, blue, red, and gold colors.
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In comparison, the Honor Play 7 was launched with features like a 5.45-inch HD+ display, and MediaTek MT6739 quad-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. Also on offer was 16GB storage with an option to expand using a microSD card. Other features included a 13-megapixel rear camera, 24-megapixel selfie camera, 3,020mAh battery, and the dual-SIM device ran Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1.
Looking at the specs mentioned on TENAA, the upcoming Honor Play 8 is surprisingly lagging behind in some aspects when compared with its predecessor. Needless to say, such leaks should be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt.