Chinese smartphone manufacturer Honor today launched its Honor 8S smartphone in Russia. It is an entry-level smartphone with a polycarbonate body. It is very similar to the recently launched Huawei Y5 2019 in terms of design and specs.
The Honor 8S features a 5.71 inch display with HD+ resolution (1,520 x 720 pixels) and Eye Protection Mode technology. There is a waterdrop shaped notch that holds the selfie camera. Under the hood, there is a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card.
In the optics department, it sports a 13MP camera at the rear with f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP front camera for selfies and video calling. It runs on EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie. The handset draws power from a 3020m Ah battery. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, FM Radio and a 3.5mm audio jack. It lacks a fingerprint sensor but comes with a face scan system in 2D at 1024 points that work even in low light conditions. The device is considerably small at 147.13 x 70.78 x 8.45 mm and weighs only 146 grams.
The Honor 8S is priced at 8,490 rubles (Rs 9,000 approx) in Russia and will be available in Gold, Black and Blue color options.
Honor 8S specifications
- 5.71-inch HD+ 19:9 curved glass display
- MediaTek Helio A22 12nm processor with IMG PowerVR GE-class GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- 13MP rear
- 5MP front
- EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie
- 3020 mAh battery