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Honor 8C With Dual Rear Camera, Snapdragon 632 SoC Launched

HONOR-8-C

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 price, availability
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.

Honor 8C specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 8C runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.26-inch HD+ (720×1520 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 158.72×75.94×7.98mm 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.

Honor 8C


General

Release date October 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.72 x 75.94 x 7.98
Weight (g) 167.20
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Magic Night Black, Aurora Blue, Platinum Gold, Nebula Purple

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.26
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1520 pixels
Aspect ratio 19:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 269

Hardware

Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front autofocus No

Software

Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
Skin EMUI 8.2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

Sensors

Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes