Honor Play 8A Officially Launched To Compete With Xiaomi Mi Play
On January 8, as expected, the Honor Play 8A (aka simply, Honor 8A) was officially released. The 3GB+32GB version is sold for 799 yuan ($116), while the 3GB+64GB version’s price has not been announced yet. The machine will officially go on sale at 10:08 on January 9.
The selling point of the Honor Play 8A is the ‘Pearl full-screen’. It uses a 6.09-inch display with a resolution of 1560×720, a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and a screen ratio of 87%. According to the official introduction, the Honor Play 8A screen has passed the TÜV Rheinland certification, which can effectively suppress the harmful blue light in the screen and reduce the damage to the eyes caused by long-term use of the smartphone.
At the same time, the Honor Play 8A is equipped with an independent high-power Smart PA amplifier. The external volume loudness is up to 30% compared with the previous generation. With the super-linear speaker core’s voice coil diaphragm double-suspension structure black technology, the acoustic vibration system is more balanced, the low frequency is 5dB higher than the previous generation, the intermediate frequency is increased by 2dB, and the bass is thick and the midrange is full.
Under the hood, it carries the MediaTek Helio P35 chip, which was originally appeared on the Xiaomi mi Play. In some sense, the Honor Play 8A can be considered its closest rival. The battery capacity is 3020mAh and it runs on EMUI9.0 based on Android 9.0.
On the front, it carries an 8MP shooter, while on the back it comes with a 13MP camera. There is no screen fingerprint identification as well as a traditional fingerprint scanner. But there is no reason to worry, as it has a face unlock that can scan 1024 facial points. The phone is available in four color options of magic night black, platinum light gold, enchanting red, and aurora blue.