Honor 8C is Huawei sub-brand Honor’s latest smartphone, and it was launched in China on Thursday. Successor to the Honor 7C, the Honor 8C comes as a mid-year upgrade with just about 6 months since the launch of its predecessor in March 2018. The Honor 8C is the first smartphone to be released with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC unveiled back in June this year. Other highlights of the smartphone include face unlock capabilities, a 19:9 display, and gradient colour variants. Let’s find out Honor 8C price, specifications, and features.
Honor 8C has been priced in China at CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,800) for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, and CNY 1,399 (about Rs. 15,000) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model. Pre-orders will be conducted between October 11-15 on VMall, and the phone goes on sale starting 10:08am on October 16 on the same Chinese retail portal. It will be sold in Aurora Blue, Magic Night Black, Platinum Gold, and Nebula Purple colour options.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 8C runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.26-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) TFT LCD IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 269ppi pixel density, and 86.6 percent screen-to-body ratio. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC, paired with an Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage. Storage is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 256GB).
In terms of optics, the Honor 8C bears a vertically placed dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary black-and-white sensor (f/2.4 aperture), both with support for autofocus. On the front, the handset sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera with fixed focus and f/2.0 aperture. Both camera setups get LED flash. There is a non-removable 4,000mAh battery under the hood with support for 5V/2A (10W) charging.
As for connectivity, the Honor 8C comes with 4G VoLTE, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 LE with aptX, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor. The phone’s dimensions are 158.72x75.94x7.98mm and weight is 167.2 grams.
Back of the Honor 8C Aurora Blue colour variant features a 3D nano-level texture design that offers a gradient design much like the Honor 10. The phone also comes with certain AI-based features in the rear and front camera setups.