New year, new honorary smartphones. Let’s start with the Honor Play 8A, which has now been introduced in China and is sure to come to us.
After the Honor V20, the Huawei subsidiary presents the Honor Play 8A a few days later in its home country. The smartphone, which is visually very reminiscent of the Xiaomi Mi Play, is considered the successor of the Honor 7A.
The successor for the Honor 7A is official, because the Honor Play 8A was officially introduced as expected. This week there were already the first press pictures. It is not called Honor 8A, but Honor Play 8A.
We can expect a nearly 6 inch IPS display (HD+), a Helio P35, 3 GB RAM, 32 or 64 GB memory, a battery with 3020 mAh, a camera with 13 MP on the back and one with 8 MP on the front and even if a lot is outdated/bad here, there is still USB C.
As with Xiaomi, we shouldn’t be put off by the name “Play”. The Honor Play 8A is not a gaming smartphone, but rather suitable for a young target group. The non-existent fingerprint sensor quickly makes this clear. In contrast to the Xiaomi model, the main camera is also only equipped with a 13.0MP single lens. For Selfies, Honor Play 8A offers an 8-megapixel sensor that can also be used for face recognition.
This is located in a small notch, at the top in the middle of the 6 inch IPS display. This offers a resolution of economical 1,560 x 720 pixels. Speaking of economy: the battery has a capacity of 3,020 mAh and can be charged quickly with the included 10-watt power supply.
While the back is made of polycarbonate, the Honor Play 8A has a metal frame. Honor uses a MediaTek Helio P35 Octa-Core processor, which could be compared to the in-house Kirin 710. With 3 GB RAM and either 32 or 64 GB expandable program memory, the company underlines the beginner.
The sale in China starts next week and the price is about $110 (converted), so it is an absolute beginner model. If I would have to guess, then I would assume from scarcely $160 and a market start in the spring with us.