Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max launch in China with large displays and dual cameras

By | 5th September 2018
Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max

At an event in China today, Honor unveiled their latest mid-range smartphones: the Honor 8X and the Honor 8X Max. These are mid-range smartphones with all of the hallmarks of a 2018 device: a notch, dual rear cameras, and large displays. There’s a lot of information to take in, so let’s break things down. Here are the specifications, pricing, and availability for the Honor 8X and the Honor 8X Max.

Honor 8X

The device launched today and its product page can be seen on the Chinese Honor website. The X line of Honor phones is their budget series that finds a new member every year around the holidays. The Honor 8X is the first Honor device to be launched with the HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset, which is able to implement the AI features we’ve seen in the Honor 10 that sports the HiSilicon Kirin 970. The phone has a 6.5-inch display with an impressive 91% screen-to-body ratio. You can find the full specifications in the table below.

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SpecificationHonor 8X
Dimensions and Weight160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm

175g

Display6.5-inch (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 notched display. 16.7M color, NTSC 85%. 91% screen-to-body ratio.
CPU/GPUHiSilicon Kirin 710 with Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
RAM4GB/6GB
Storage64GB/128GB
Battery3,750 mAh
Rear Camera(s)20MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 2 MP, LED flash, 480fps slow motion recording
Front Camera(s)16MP (f/2.0 aperture), 4-in-1 pixel binning and AI beautify
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS

900MHz, 1800MHz, 800MHz, 2GHz, Band 38, Band 39, Band 40, Band 41 (2555-2575 MHZ, 2575-2635 MHZ, 2635-2655 MHZ), Band 1, Band 3, 1.9 GHz, I, VIII

SecurityFingerprint scanner (rear)
ColorsBlack, Blue, Red, Purple

The Honor 8X will be available in China for ¥1399 (~$204/Rs. 14,695) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version, while the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version costs ¥1599 (~$234/Rs. 16,795) and the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version costs ¥1899 (~$278/Rs. 19,950). The phone will go on sale starting September 11th. There will be a global launch of the phone soon, which we are still working on getting more information on.

The XDA forum for the Honor 8X is already up, in case you’re interested in this device. If you are interested, then visit this thread as Honor is holding a contest to win an Honor 8X.

Join the Honor 8X Forums

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Honor 8X Max

Another phone that was launched was the Honor 8X Max. This is the first time we have seen two phones launched in the Honor X Series. The Honor 8 Max is a massive 7.12″ phone with a Snapdragon 636 chipset instead of the Kirin 710.

Honor 8X Max

Honor 8X Max in Black, Blue, and Red

SpecificationHonor 8X Max
Dimensions and Weight177.57 x 86.24 x 8.13mm

210g

Display7.12-inch (2244×1080) 18.7:9 notched display. 16.7 million colors, NTSC 72%.
CPU/GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 636/660 with Adreno 509/512 GPU
RAM4GB/6GB
Storage64GB/128GB, expandable up to 256GB via microSD
Battery5,000mAh
Rear Camera(s)16MP (f/2.0 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.4 aperture), LED flash
Front Camera(s)8MP (f/2.0 aperture)
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
Audio3.5mm headphone jack, Dolby Atmos, 360° audio
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS
TD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41;
LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B8;
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39;
WCDMA: B1/B5 ( Roaming) / B8;
CDMA: 1X & EVDO BC0;
GSM: B2 (roaming) / B3 / B8
Ports/ButtonsmicroUSB, USB 2.0
SecurityFingerprint scanner (rear)
ColorsBlack, Blue, Red

The Honor 8X Max is available in China for ¥1499 (~$219/Rs. 15,745) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version and ¥1799 (~$263/Rs. 18,900) for the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage version. Both of these ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with the Adreno 509 GPU. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and Adreno 512 GPU will go on sale next month. There is no information on a global release.