Honor launches 8X smartphone and Honor Band 4 wearable

What Mobile
October 14, 2018

The 8X will cost £229.99 and the Honor Band 4 is £59.99

Honor launched the mid-range 8X smartphone in London on the 10th October and is on sale today.

The device will cost £229.99 featuring in blue and black. Three will be the exclusive operator partner, other retailers include Amazon, Very, John Lewis, Very, Argos, AO and Carphone Warehouse.

Honor boasted the 8X will have high-quality features at a low price including artificial intelligence (AI), a staple feature in Honor and parent-company Huawei devices.

The form factor is 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm weighing 175 grams, made from 2,5D glass. The IPS display is 6.5-inches running at 1080 x 2340 resolution (FHD). Honor claims the screen has a 91 per cent screen to body ratio. A fingerprint sensor is located on the back.

Powering the smartphone is the brand new 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710 processor. It also has a 128GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 400B through microSD. All day battery life is available through a 3,750mAh battery which connected through USB-C.

It will run Android 8.1 Oreo with the EMUI overlay. It claims the 8X will have a ‘new generation’ eye comfort mode developed by TÜV Rheinland.

The cameras are AI-assisted, with the main snapper running a dual system at 20MP and 2MP. Through AI the rear camera can recognise 22 categories and 500 scenarios adjusting settings to suit.

Honor Band 4

Alongside the 8X, Honor unveiled the Honor Band 4 wearable.

The lightweight device has a rubber band and will cost £59.99. It features a 0.95-inch AMOLED full-colour display and sleep monitoring. There’s also activity tracking for running (indoor and outdoor) walking, cycling, weight training and swimming.

For swimming, Band 4 is capable of recognising multiple strokes while also measuring heart-rate. There’s no GPS on board but a step tracker will feature. Other features include mobile payments, water-resistance up to 50 metres, and a 100mAh battery.

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