On October 11th, Honor released its new smartphone, Huawei Honor Play 8C. At the press conference, the company officially announced the Honor 8X new colour version – Dream Purple will be officially released at 10:08 am on October 16. Today, the smartphone appeared on Jingdong Mall for pre-sale. The 4GB+64GB version is priced at 1399 yuan ($202), the 6GB+64GB version is priced at 1599 yuan ($231) while the 6GB+128GB version is priced at 1899 yuan ($274).
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The Honor 8X adopts a flagship design with ultrathin bezels and the chin is only 4.25mm thick which gives this smartphone a 91% screen-to-body ratio. With this, the visual effect is outstanding after lighting the screen. It uses a 6.5-inch display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. This smartphone is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 710 processor and it runs on Android 8.1 while its lights are kept on by a 3750 mAh battery. In the camera department, we have a 20MP + 2MP AI dual rear camera setup while a 16MP sensor is available for selfies.
In addition, the Honor 8X is equipped with GPU Turbo technology. This is a soft and hard graphics acceleration technology that improves the performance of mobile GPUs and increases graphics processing efficiency by 60%. It opens up the EMUI operating system and the processing bottleneck between the GPU and the CPU. More importantly, GPU Turbo technology can reduce the power consumption of the GPU thus reducing the general power consumption of the mobile phone by 30%.