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Honor Play 8 With Helio A22 SoC, 13-Megapixel Camera, 3020mAh Battery Launched


Honor, the sub-brand of Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei, has launched a new smartphone in the form of Honor Play 8. The new smartphone joins the already available Play 8A and Play 8C in the company’s portfolio. Like the other Play 8-series phones, the new Honor Play 8 is also a budget smartphone. It comes with features like a waterdrop-style notch, MediaTek A22 SoC, Android 9.0, a 5.71-inch HD+ screen, and a 3,020mAh battery. Additionally, the company has packed a 13-megapixel primary camera on the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

Honor Play 8 price
As per a post on Honor China’s official Weibo account, the Honor Play 8 price has been set at CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 6,000) and it is now on sale via the company’s Vmall store as well as other major e-retailers in China. It is being offered in two colours – Aurora Blue and Midnight Black. There is no word on the phone’s international debut at this point, however, Honor has previously launched Honor Play phones outside China. So, it is likely that Honor Play 8 will also be released in at least some markets apart from Mainland China.

Honor Play 8 specifications
The dual-SIM Honor Play 8 runs on Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 on top. The phone sports a 5.71-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) IPS screen with 294ppi. It is powered by quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM and IMG GE8300 GPU. On the imaging front, the Honor Play 8 houses a single 13-megapixel primary shooter on the back with an f/1.8 aperture and an LED flash module. There is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter on the front as well with an f/2.2 aperture.

Other specifications of the Honor Play 8 include 3,020mAh battery, and 32GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot (up to 512GB) Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Micro-USB port, and 4G VoLTE support.

Honor Play 8


Brand Honor
Model Play 8
Release date 9th July 2019
Battery capacity (mAh) 3020
Wireless charging No
Colours Aurora Blue, Midnight Black


Screen size (inches) 5.71
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1520 pixels
Protection type Other
Aspect ratio 19:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294


Processor quad-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio A22
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512


Rear camera 13-megapixel (f/1.8)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel (f/2.2)
Front autofocus No
Front flash No


Operating system Android 9 Pie
Skin EMUI 9.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes