The Huawei Honor Play 8 was announced today, and it is an ultra-affordable phone. Do not get it twisted; the phone is not completely new. It is actually a rebadged Honor 8S meant for the Chinese market. So, let me show you what the phone entails.
Huawei Honor Play 8 Specs and Features
The Huawei Honor Play 8 is powered by the Helio A22 chipset, having one camera on the back, and a basic tall panel. The display is a 5.72 inch LCD with somewhat thick bezels and a waterdrop notch on the top. It has a HD+ resolution and the exact ratio is 19:9.
The camera on the back of the Honor Play 8 has a 13MP sensor and an f/1.8 lens and brings some neat features like HDR. The selfie camera is 5MP and has an f/2.2 lens. Honor uses the latter with the Android face-unlocking tech to compensate for the lack of a fingerprint scanner.
The Honor Play 8 also comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded further up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. The phone actually has a triple slot, so you can also enjoy your dual SIM functionality (complete with Dual 4G) and you external memory card.
The smartphone runs EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie and packs in a 3020mAh battery. Sadly you get the dated microUSB port and no fast charging support, but that is about what you can expect at this price point.
Honor announced the Play 8 in collaboration with D.Phone – a Chinese smartphone retailer, but you can also purchase it at Vmall, TMall, JD and Suning, among others.
Huawei Honor Play 8 Price
The Huawei Honor Play 8 comes with a very aggressive price, it is tagged at CNY599 in China (which is equivalent to $120).