Honor 8X, low cost smartphone with innovative design

Honor is about to launch its new budget smartphone with a very small and U-shaped notch that wants to become the trend in the Android world

The notch, i.e. the notch for the sensors and the front camera in the screen, is now a fixed presence on the latest generation smartphones. A fashion launched by Apple with the iPhone X but from which some Asian manufacturers, including Honor, are trying to break away by revolutionizing the design of the notch.

In Honor 8X, the next low-cost smartphone of the Chinese company, we will find a notch reduced in size and different in shape.

In comparison to the horizontal notch several centimeters long we will find a U-shaped notch that will serve only to separate the front camera from the rest of the display. This is not an absolute novelty, the first to launch a smartphone with a notch of this size was Essential. It will be interesting to see if this new U-shaped or V-shaped notch according to the various models will take more and more ground in the Android world, definitely replacing the classic enlarged notch seen so far on the smartphones of the green robot.

Honor 8X: technical characteristics

On the Honor 8X, which could also come to market under the name Honor 8S, several rumors have circulated in recent weeks, what we know for sure is that on board the new low-cost Honor smartphone we will find the Kirin 710 chipser. To support 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory expandable via Micro-SD. The screen should be 7.12 inches with a FullHD+ resolution and aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Dimensions rather generous for a low-cost smartphone.

On the phone we will find a dual photo sensor on the back: the main camera will be 16 megapixels supported by a depth sensor from 2 megapixels that will allow shots with bokeh effect. In the front instead inside the notch we find an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies.

The phone will arrive with Android 8.1 but will soon be released the update to Android 9. The fingerprint sensor will be at the back. There is still no official news about the battery, although sources close to Honor talk about a 3500mAh battery.

Price and launch date Honor 8X

At the moment we still don't know when it will be officially launched on the market while the price should be around 160-170 euros for the cheapest version.