Honor 8C to Launch in India as Amazon Exclusive, Expected to be Priced Around Rs.15,000

The Honor 8C could sell exclusively on Amazon India for an attractive price. We bring all the details about the capable yet affordable Android handset.

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Honor is gearing up to launch Honor 8C, a capable budget-focused Android smartphone. The device has been selling in China for more than a month. Incidentally, the Honor smartphone is reportedly the first device to run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 632 SoC in India.

The Honor 8C, which was hereto also referred as the Honor Play 8C, could officially launch in India as early as next week. The Honor smartphone successfully launched last month in China. Honor has reportedly tied-up with e-commerce giant Amazon’s Indian online retail platform, Amazon India. In other words, the Honor 8C will be an Amazon India exclusive smartphone. The Huawei’s majorly online sub-brand could bring the device to India at an attractive price point. Let us look at the important aspects of the Honor 8C like the launch, price, availability, specifications and features before the device arrives.

Honor 8C Expected Price, Availability In India

The Honor 8C smartphone launched last month in China. The smartphone comes with 4GB RAM, but Honor offers the device in two variants. The base model gets 32GB internal storage, while the higher-end variant gets 64GB onboard storage. Buyers can expand the memory using a microSD card. The device initially launched in three attractive colors: Magic Night Black, Aurora Blue, and Platinum Gold. But Honor added another color, Nebula Purple. Incidentally, the back of the Honor 8C Aurora Blue color variant features a 3D nano-level texture design. This lends the device a beautiful gradient design similar to the Honor 10 smartphone.

The 4GB/32GB variant of the Honor 8C costs CNY 1,099, which roughly translates to INR 11,800. Meanwhile, the 4GB/64GB variant of the Honor smartphone costs CNY 1,399 or about INR 15,000. According to a recently surfaced report, the Honor 8C will cost around INR 15,000 in India. This could mean Honor could launch only the higher end 4GB/64GB variant of the device in India. In any case, the Honor handset would be an Amazon India exclusive smartphone. However, we expect the device could sell on Honor’s official Indian e-commerce platform, HiHonor.in as well.

Interestingly, a few reports claim there’s a 6GB/64GB variant of the Honor 8C as well. Moreover, a few smartphone enthusiasts insists the Huawei’s sub-brand would launch this model in India at the attractive price. If the reports are accurate, the 6GB/64GB variant of the Honor smartphone would be one of the most aggressively priced handsets that would offer a tough competition to devices from companies like  XiaomiNokia, and other similarly priced handsets from Oppo’s Realme sub-brand.

Honor 8C Specs, Features

The Honor 8C is a capable Android handset that packs mid-range specifications. A tall 6.26-inch 720p display features a notch. It gets the Snapdragon 632 SoC (octa-core CPU) that’s coupled with Adreno 506 GPU.

The Honor smartphone gets a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup and a 8MP front-facing camera. Both the units get an LED Flash, as well as ample support from AI-driven features. A large 4,000mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and 3.5mm headphone jack, sum up the highlights. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo based EMUI 8.2.