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Huawei Honor Play 8A announced with Helio P35, Waterdrop Notch

Huawei Honor Play 8A

Huawei Honor Play 8A is now officially available for pre-order right now, we can confirm. Honor has also revealed the smartphone will be called “Honor Play 8A” not “Honor 8A”.

Huawei Honor Play 8A

It’s also powered by the same Helio P35 chipset we saw on the Mi Play from Xiaomi, alongside a tall 6.09-inch waterdrop notch. The device also runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box with EMUI 9 skin. The device is now available for pre-sale for just ¥799 ($119), pre-sale will end on the 8th of January.

Huawei Honor Play 8A

Design

Huawei Honor Play 8A

The 8A sports a plastic back and metal frame and looks a lot like the Honor Play, however, with a single rear camera. There’s no rear fingerprint scanner, just support for Face Unlock. It measures 8mm in thickness, weighs 150g overall and available in only Black, Blue, Gold and Red colours colours.

Display

The Honor Play 8A is built around a 6.09-inch HD+ IPS LCD waterdrop display. The screen boasts of 720 x 1560 pixels in resolution along with a 283 pixel per inch density for clear visuals as well. Overall, the screen stretches up to 81% screen-to-body ratio.

Software and Hardware

It runs on Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box with EMUI 9.0. Steering the wheel, is the new Helio P35 chipset from MediaTek which comes with 8-cores of processor clocking at 2.3GHz offering a smooth ride.

Huawei Honor Play 8A

The PowerVR GE8320 GPU graphics card handles everything graphics. The phone packs 32GB/64GB internal storage space for storing your files, you can expand up to 512GB using a memory card. It comes with 3GB RAM space for multitasking through apps and tasks.

Camera

The Huawei Honor Play 8A houses a single 13MP rear camera for all your photography needs. The camera is equipped with a dual-LED flash and other internal features listed in the table below. For taking selfies, there’s an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture which supports Face Unlock.

Huawei Honor Play 8A

Battery

Powering up the Play 8A is a 3020mAh battery capacity with support for fast charging. Charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 2 hours.

Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs

・6.09-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1560 pixels
・Android 9 Pie
・MediaTek Helio P35
・Octa-core 2.3GHz
・3GB RAM
・32GB/64GB Internal Storage
・13MP rear camera
・8MP selfie camera
・3020mAh battery

Huawei Honor Play 8A Features and Video Review

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Huawei Honor Play 8A Full Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Huawei Honor Play 8A
Announced January, 2019
Released January, 2019
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 /1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE

SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Metal + Plastic
Dimensions 156.28 × 73.5 × 8.0mm
Weight 150g
Water Resistant No
Protection Yes
Colours Black
Blue
Gold
Red

Display

Display Type HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.09-inch
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 283ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 81%
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Touch Screen Model Capacitive
Touch Screen Yes
Multitouch Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multitouch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No

Camera

13MP
Yes
1080p@30fps
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Phase Detection
Yes, dual-LED
f/1.8
8MP
Face unlock
f/2.0

Software

Android 9 Pie
EMUI 9.0
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

MediaTek Helio P35 MT6765
Process Technology 12nm
CPU Octa-core 2.3GHz
Cores 8-Cores
Bit Architecture 64-bit
GPU (Graphics) PowerVR GE8320
GPU (Cores) 2-Cores
GPU (Frequency) 680MHz
3GB
Memory Speed 1333MHz
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB
Yes, up to 512GB
Card Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDX


Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, Type C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
HDMI Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Facial Identification Yes
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3020mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Video Play
Normal Use

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Huawei Honor Play 8A Unboxing

Inside The Box

NB: Details may vary.
– Charger
– USB Data Cable
– Earphone
– Quick Start Guide
– SIM Ejector Pin

Huawei Honor Play 8A Price

Starting From $119 – $129
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