The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has certified an upcoming Honor smartphone bearing model number KSA-LX9. According to the certificate, the KSA-LX9 will be launched as the Honor 8S. Going by the marketing name, it will be launched as a successor to the Honor 7S (review) from 2018. Apart from the Honor 8S, EEC has also granted certification to the JAT-L41 variant of the Honor 8A Pro.
Honor 7S Successor Launching Soon?
The EEC certification suggests the smartphone may soon be launched in a select few markets soon. However, it should also be noted that the Honor 8S has not appeared on any other certification agency so far. This is actually the first time that the Honor 8S moniker has surfaced online. Its successor, the Honor 7S was launched in May last year.
As mentioned above, the EEC listing only confirms the marketing name of the smartphone. No other details other than the name have been revealed yet. Since the Honor 8S will be a direct successor to the Honor 7S, we can expect it to come with a few decent upgrades. The Honor 7S features a 5.45-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. We expect the Honor 8S to come with a taller aspect ratio and a notch at the top of the display.
The current Honor 7S runs on a MediaTek MT6739 28nm quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with a PowerVR GE8100 GPU. It comes in just a single memory configuration with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The Honor 8S will likely be powered by a newer and more powerful chipset under the hood. In the camera department, Honor 7S sports a 13MP resolution rear camera and a 5MP resolution selfie snapper. Its successor may feature a dual-camera setup on the back, just like other recent entry-level Android smartphones launched by several Chinese Android OEMs. As for software, the Honor 8S will likely ship with the latest Android 9.0-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.