Honor has announced the red color variant of its budget smartphone Honor 8X is finally available in India. The device will be sold exclusively on Amazon from November 28. With the launch of the red color variant, Honor 8X is now available in three different colors in India; the other two being Navvy Blue and Midnight Black. To recall, the company introduced the red color variant in China, back in September.
Honor 8X is one of the best selling budget devices from the Huawei sub-brand. The smartphone was launched in India along with the Honor 8X Max earlier last month. Let’s check out the pricing details and the features of the new Honor 8X variant.
Honor 8X Red Variant Price and Availability
The red variant the smartphone is priced the same as the other color variants, however, the pricing is different for different storage models. The Honor 8X with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage sells for INR 14,999, while the 6GB RAM variant and 64GB internal storage is priced at INR 16,999. And, the 6GB RAM variant featuring 128GB onboard storage comes with a price tag of INR 18,999.
Like we mentioned earlier, the Honor 8X red version will be available for purchase on Amazon from tomorrow. Honor has also announced that the 6GB + 128GB Blue and Black variants of the device will also be available on Amazon from November 28.
Honor 8X Red Variant Specifications and Features
Except for the glamorous shade on the outside, nothing changes in the new Honor 8X. The smartphone features a tall 6.5-inch LTPS LCD type display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The device sports an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 84%. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 processor, paired with Mali-G51 MP4 GPU and up to 6GB RAM. In the imaging department, the smartphone gets a dual-camera setup at the rear comprising a 20MP primary sensor and 2MP depth-sensing unit. The front of the device bears a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calling requirements.
As for software, the smartphone ships with Android 8.1 (oreo)-based EMUI 8.2. The company has announced that the device will receive the EMUI 9.0 beta update, based on Android 9 Pie, sometime next week. Keeping the device up and running is a 3750mAh capacity battery that can last an entire day upon regular usage. On the connectivity front, the options included are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 with Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, microUSB 2.0. In terms of dimensions, the device measures 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8mm and weighs 175 grams.
Honor Might Launch More Color Variants in India
Back in October, Honor launched two new color variants of the Honor 8X in China: Dream Purple and Mirage Blue. Since the Red color variant arrived in India after the Chinese launch, we are hoping to see the other variants in India soon. The company has not announced anything in this regard. It is possible that these two variants remain limited to the Chinese markets. The Red color in smartphones, on the other hand, is now a common trend in the market. This color adds to the appeal of the device by giving it a stylish glamorous look. Honestly, it does break the black, blue monotony and also makes the smartphone stand out. For now, we have 3 color variants of the Honor 8X in India. Let’s hope we see a few more colors in the coming future.