Honor 8X Phantom Blue Color Variant Announced at CES 2019, to Launch Soon: Price, Features


Honor has announced a new color variant for the Honor 8X at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas, and it looks great. The device was launched in September last year and made it to India in October. As a mid-range device with great looks, the Honor 8X never failed to get public attention, but it looks like Honor expects more from it.

The new color, called ‘Phantom Blue’, is probably going to help boost sales of the device globally, at a time when Honor products are greatly helping Huawei clinch a top spot in the global smartphone market. In these hands-on images shared by XDA Developers, you can see the handset in its new color from up close.

Honor 8X Phantom Blue Color Price Not Revealed Yet

Honor 8X Phantom Blue hands-on
Images by XDA Developers

While the new gradient color option has been announced for Honor 8X, the Huawei sub-brand has refrained from divulging any pricing details. It is likely that the gradient color option will cost a bit more than the regular ones, with the phone costing INR 14,999 on Amazon presently. The device was launched in Red, Blue, and Black colors, with mirror-finish and reflective patterns on the back panel, but no gradient color.

The new gradient blue color, as you can see in the images, has a splash of purple and dark blue blending into each other at the center of the back panel, beginning from the two vertical ends and not horizontal ends as it is usually seen on most phones. You can also see that the rear fingerprint sensor is given a bright blue color touch.

In fact, part of the center portion of the back panel even looks black, which is not surprising since both the colors in this gradient mix are dark. Honor has kept the camera-side strip distinct in its look even with this gradient color; this was one of the key design aspects of the Honor 8X in its regular colors. We are expecting, however, a release within the first quarter of this year.

Key Specifications of Honor 8X

The Honor 8X can be bought in three memory configurations in India: 4GB + 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. The device has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution, a 20MP+2MP rear dual-camera setup with 1080p video recording, a 16MP selfie camera, and a decently large 3750mAh battery. It is powered by the mid-range HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, which is equivalent to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. The phone also features a fingerprint reader on the rear. It is supposed to get an upgrade to Android 9 Pie very soon as the software testing begun in the first half of December 2018.