Honor unwraps large 8X and larger 8X Max with dual cams and notches

Ivan, 05 September 2018

Today Honor announced the new upper midrange Honor 8X and 8X Max in China.

The smaller of the two is the more powerful thanks to a HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset that's coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The 8X also offers the higher-megapixel set of cameras - 20MP f/1.8 + 2MP on the rear and a 16MP f/2.0 on the front.

The Honor 8X is smaller only in comparison to the 8X Max as it has a massive 6.5-inch 2340x1080px display that outstretches the likes of the Galaxy Note9 or OnePlus 6.

The Honor 8X is powered by a 3,750mAh battery with fast charging and has a triple card slot that's able to accommodate two nano SIM cards as well as a microSD card.

Honor 8X
Honor 8X

The Honor 8X Max earns its name with a mammoth 7.12-inch 2244x1080px screen with a tiny water drop notch. The ample screen is powered by an equally-impressive 5,000mAh battery that's fast chargeable.

On the inside the 8X Max comes, as standard, with a Snapdragon 636 chipset with 4GB of RAM but there's a Snapdragon 660 + 6GB model that will go on sale later in October.

Imaging-wise the Honor 8X Max has a lower-res 16MP f/2.0 + 2MP main camera and an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera.

Honor 8X Max
Honor 8X Max

Here's a nifty little chart if you find it hard to tell the 8X and 8X Max apart.

Huawei will open pre-orders for the Honor 8X and 8X Max on September 6 and will start shipping on September 11. The Honor 8X will start at CNY 1,399/€180 for the 4GB/64GB model, CNY 1,599/€200 for a 6GB/64GB model and CNY 1,899/€240 for the range-topping 6GB/128GB.

The Honor 8X Max is on pre-order now, priced CNY 1,499/€190 ro the 4GB/64GB version and CNY 1,799/€230 for the 4GB/128GB model. No word yet on the Snapdragon 660-equipped model's price but it will start selling in October.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 07 Sep 2018
  • knh

FYI ,only a few band (4 and 5) compatible with US because Xiaomi did not plant selling this cellphone in the US. Might be still working for calling and texting in some location in the US, but in most location will be no signal or weak signal. Xi...

You would have to buy it from an aftermarket retailer and know what bands your carrier uses. It would also have to be an English language edition.

  • Abi
  • 06 Sep 2018
  • ut6

Can a phone with a 7.12 inch screen be called a phone or a sub tablet?

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