Huawei sub-brand Honor has quietly introduced a new budget Android smartphone. Dubbed Honor 8A Pro, the smartphone is a slightly upgraded version of the Honor Play 8A that made its debut in China in January this year. In most areas, however, the “new” Honor 8A Pro happens to be nearly identical to the Play 8A.
Honor 8A Pro Price and Availability
The Honor 8A Pro has been priced at RUB 13,990 (INR 15,000 approx.) in Russia, which happens to be the first market where the smartphone has been launched. It will be available online in the country via TMall. Consumers can choose between two color options – Black and Blue. As of now, Honor has not revealed any details regarding the availability of the 8A Pro in other markets. While India is among the most important markets for both Huawei and Honor, it remains to be seen if the Honor 8A Pro will be making its way to our shores in the near future.
Honor 8A Pro Features and Specifications
The Honor 8A Pro has an identical 6.09-inch IPS LCD panel as the Honor Play 8A, featuring 720 x 1560 HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. Honor claims the device has an 87% screen-to-body ratio, which is quite impressive for a budget device. Under the hood, Honor’s latest smartphone runs on a MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 octa-core processor, clubbed with 3GB of RAM. As for storage, the Honor 8A Pro includes 64GB of onboard memory. Users can expand the storage further by up to 512GB, thanks to a microSD card slot.
Just like the Honor Play 8A, the Honor 8A Pro has a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture and Full HD video recording. For selfies, it has an 8MP snapper with face unlock feature. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, MicroUSB 2.0 port, and 4G VoLTE. The smartphone’s internals draw power from a 3020mAh capacity non-removable battery. Apart from the higher onboard storage, the other major difference between the Honor Play 8A and Honor 8A Pro is the presence of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the newer model. On the software front, Honor 8A Pro ships with Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0.