Honor has unveiled an ultra-affordable smartphone yesterday called the Honor Play 8. Despite what it seems, the Honor Play 8 is not a new smartphone, but actually a rebranded version of the Honor 8S and is priced at CNY 599 (~ MYR 360).
For that price,the device comes with a trending waterdrop notch design and a basic tall panel with 19:9 aspect ratio. The Honor Play 8 also parades a 5.71-inch LCD panel with 720 x 1520 pixels screen resolution, and under its hood is Mediatek’s Helio A22 SoC. It is available only in 2GB RAM + 32GB storage version.
Unfortunately, it gets a single rear camera setup – a 13 megapixels (f/1.8 aperture) main snapper. And on the display front is a 5 megapixels (f/2.2 aperture) selfie camera located within its waterdrop compartment. The device has no fingerprint scanner, but the front camera supports face unlock to make up for that.
The Honor Play 8 boots EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie and is powered by a 3,020 mAh battery. It is worth noting that it supports dual SIM slot, and a dedicated microSD card slot.
The device is already available for sale on various platforms in China. Honor announced the Play 8 in a collaboration with D.Phone, a Chinese smartphone retailer, but it's also available for purchase at Vmall, TMall, JD and Suning, among others.