Honor introduced the latest lower segment smartphone, Honor 8A Pro, which features a biometric sensor on the rear panel compared to the standard model. The latest smartphone comes with a single camera module, a MediaTek SoC chip and a water drop display with TÜV Rheinland certification. This time, a biometric sensor is included, as is the case with Honor Play 8A.
The heart of the latest Honor smartphone is MediaTek’s SoC chip, the Helio P35. It is an offer for lower-priced smartphones, although it is sufficient to ensure smooth operation of the consumer during everyday work, as well as when starting games. MediaTek Helio P35 is produced in a 12nm FinFET process and consists of an eight core processor with ARM Cortex-A53 cores with a maximum clock frequency of 2.3GHz. In addition, there is the IMG PowerVR GE8320 graphics chip. It seems that many Chinese mobile phone manufacturers use this processor this year, such as the UMIDIGI Power with 5150mAh battery released a few days ago.
This SoC chip is supported by 3GB of RAM memory, and the data was reserved (depending on the variant) 64GB of built-in memory with the possibility of further expansion by using a microSD reader supporting cards up to 512GB capacity. It is worth noting that Honor opted for the traditional SIM card slot, so we get three slots – two for nano SIM cards and one for microSD cards.
The image is displayed on almost 6.1-inch IPS display. As I mentioned earlier, the screen has a HD+ resolution (720 x 1560 pixels) and a characteristic indentation in the shape of a drop of water. These parameters are completely sufficient to allow you to consume the content without any problems. In the case of the screen it is worth mentioning that it has a ratio of 19.5:9, and also occupies 87% of the front panel (according to the manufacturer), which is a really good result.
Honor decided to use a single camera module for the Honor 8A Pro, albeit with a bright f/1.8 aperture lens. The 13MP features phase detection, HDR support and up to 1080P video recording. It is supported by two two color LEDs. There’s no denying that one eye is out of fashion, right? But times are changing, so Huawei is trying to adapt to them.
An 8MP camera with a f/2.0 lens aperture has been placed in the water drop notch. It enables unlocking the smartphone via the Face Unlock function. There is also a biometric sensor on the back panel and it offers a much safer form of data security.
Power is supplied by a 3020 mAh battery pack, probably without support for quick charging. Although this information has not been confirmed, we can only assume that Honor has opted for a 5V/1A charger, which has a power of 5W. It is worth noting that charging and data transmission is done through the microUSB 2.0 port. The smartphone with dimensions 156.28 x 73.5 x 8.0 mm and a weight of 150 grams, works on the basis of Android pie, on which the EMUI 9.0 interface was superimposed.
The Honor 8A Pro comes in two traditional color variants, namely black and blue. The price in China, where this model debuted, was set at $219.99.