Honor might be busy with the imminent launch of its Honor Magic5 series phones, and the new Honor Magic Vs foldable handset. However, this does not mean that there is no room for a new budget handset. The company has just presented a new device dubbed Honor X8a. The device comes with modest specifications but impresses with a 100 MP camera. Honor is determined to deliver resolutions that are not so popular in the market.
Honor X8a specifications
The latest Honor 80 series introduced new 160 MP cameras. While other brands stick with 108 MP or 200 MP cameras, Honor is trying alternative resolutions. Now, it brings a budget phone that can deliver 100 MP shots. Unfortunately, we don’t know what is the sensor behind the main camera. So it’s hard to say if it natively shoots 100 MP shots or if it’s done through interpolation. Anyway, the phone comes with a 5 MP ultrawide shooter and a 2 MP macro module. For selfies and video calls, there is a 16 MP shooter that sits inside a punch-hole cutout.
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The Honor X8a packs a 6.7-inch LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it brings the not-so-popular MediaTek Helio G88 SoC. This CPU brings 2 x ARM Cortex-A75 cores clocked at up to 2 GHz plus 6 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. The X8a comes in options with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. Unlike the great majority of low-end phones, this one neglects the micro SD card slot.
The Honor X8a draws its power from a 4,500 mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging. The phone runs Android 12 with Magic UI 6.1 running atop. We expect it to be updated to Android 13 in a near future.
Pricing and Availability
The Honor X8a sells in Midnight Black, Titanium Silver, and Cyan Lake colors. It will retail at £220 for the 6 GB / 128 GB option in the UK. It’s up for pre-orders through the brand’s official website. The shipments will begin on February 15. Those who pre-order the phone until February 14 will get a free Honor Band 6. The phone will also be launched in Malaysia and UAE in a near future.