Honor Play 8A is ready to Compete, What is The Price?
TIMESMALAYSIA, JAKARTA – Honor officially launched its newest smartphone, the Honor Play 8A. It might be a bit surprising due to the naming of this Honor's latest smartphone. Previously, based on the circulated information last month, Honor is rumored to introduce Honor 8A. However, apparently it is the 8A Honor Play.
This changing name is associated with Xiaomi's latest smartphone, it is Xiaomi Mi Play. Both of these smartphones aren't only similar from the physical outside and their design language, but they have some similarities on their specifications.
As quoted by Tabloid Pulsa, the Honor Play 8A carries a 6.09-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 720 x 1.560 pixels, and a notch waterdrop design.
The Honor's latest smartphone performance relies on the new MediaTek Helio P35 MT6765 chipset made by MediaTek which is manufactured with 12nm technology (built with the octa-core Cortex-A53 processor architecture at a maximum speed of 2.3GHz). It is supported by graphics performance of GPU PowerVR GE8320 . Well, if you are observant, the chipset components are exactly the same as that used in Xiaomi Mi Play.
The use of the MediaTek Helio P35 MT6765 octa core processor on this smartphone, paired with 3GB RAM, and several internal memory storage options, namely 32GB or 64GB, which can be expanded via microSD.
This smartphone adopts EMUI 9.0 and runs Android OS v9.0 and this pie is equipped with the main camera settings with 13MP f / 1.8 resolutions with PDAF. On the front side, there is an 8MP resolution selfie camera, f / 2.0.
This device is supported by a 3.020 mAh capacity battery with the support of charging using a USB Type-C port. But it isn’t clearly explained whether this smartphone will be supported by super fast charging features or not. Most connectivity options are provided such as Bluetooth, ac Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
This smartphone only has one camera, it doesn't have a fingerprint scanner (you can use face unlock instead) and Honor has a two-tone design on the case. This Honor Play 8A has dimensions measuring 156.28 x 73.5 x 8.0mm and weighs 150 grams.
Honor's latest smartphone is available in four color choices, namely black, blue, gold and red. The Honor Play 8A is expected to begin shipping on Tuesday (08/01/2019) with a price range of CNY 799 or equivalent to Rp1.7 million. (*)