Honor 8S (2020) has been quietly launched in the UK and the phone is up for grabs via the company's website. The budget phone is offered in a sole Navy Blue colour option and it comes with a single rear camera. The phone is identical to last year's Honor 8S with the main difference being that it now comes in a 3GB RAM and 64GB storage option. It is unclear whether the phone will make its way to the Indian market.
The Honor 8S (2020) price in the UK has been set at GBP 100 (roughly Rs. 9,600) and the phone is already up for sale via Honor UK site. The phone's predecessor - Honor 8S (2019) was first launched in Russia last year and it was offered in 2GB RAM + 32GB storage option. The phone came in Black, Blue, and Gold colour options and it was priced at RUB 8,490 (roughly Rs. 8,900).
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 8S (2020) runs Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 on top and it sports a 5.71-inch HD+ (720x1,520 pixels) display. The Honor 8S is powered by quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM. In terms of the cameras, there's a single 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 5-megapixel front shooter with f/2.2 aperture. There is 64GB of onboard storage, which can further be expanded using a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone also packs a 3,020mAh battery.
Connectivity options on the Honor 8S (2020) include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Micro-USB 2.0, and a fingerprint sensor. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
Lastly, the phone measures 147.13x70.78x8.45mm and weighs 146 grams.
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