Honor 8X and 8X MAX Teased Online, Likely to Come with Snapdragon 660 and Waterdrop Notch

Huawei sub-brand Honor’s latest phones – the Honor 8X and Honor 8X MAX have been tipped online thanks to its listing on JD.com. As the name suggests, the MAX model of the phone has been touted to be much more premium with a larger screen and much better specifications. As per the previous reports, for now, Honor is only going to launch the phone in China on September 5. The JD.com listing reveals the phone in its entirety including the specifications, dimensions and designs.


The first thing to notice about the Honor 8X is the waterdrop style notch with a minimal chin on the phone with the Honor branding. On the rear side, the phone sports a vertically stacked dual rear camera set up along with a fingerprint sensor. The colour option which has been listed on the website is the Magic Night Black colour option. However, the description of the Honor 8X Max also highlights that the phone will also retail in Blue and Red colour options. With the listing, the Honor 8X MAX has been given a dummy price tag of CNY 9,998 (roughly Rs 1,03,000).

Twitter user @banggogo was the first one to spot the listing online. The phone has also been revealed to sport a massive 7.12-inch display which will feature the waterdrop style notch marking the screen to body ratio at 90%. Speaking of audio, the phone will come with Dolby Atmos sound technology. Also, the renders show that the rear side of the phone will feature a 3D design which will reflect differently from all sides. The Honor 8X Max will also support 18W quick charging that will enable 40 minutes of calls with a fast 10-minute charge.

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In terms of specifications, the previous leaks and TENAA listing hints towards the presence of Snapdragon 660 SoC on both Honor 8X and Honor 8X MAX. On the software front, the phone is said to boot Android 8.1 Oreo, along with a 7.12-inch full-HD+ (1080×2244 pixels) TFT panel with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The phone will pack 4GB of RAM, 64GB of inbuilt storage, and will come powered by a very impressive 4,900mAh battery. The Honor 8X’s dimensions have been pegged to be 177.57×86.24×8.13mm, and the device weighs 210 grams. As for camera and imaging, on the rear side, the phone sports 16MP primary sensor paired with a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera on the phone is an 8MP sensor.

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Dimensions are almost same as Mi Max phone but screen size of over 7 inch will redefine tablet category. Impressive screen to body ratio with water drop notch.

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