Honor's been absolutely dominating the mid-range smartphone space this year, and after announcing the Magic 2 as its flagship phone for 2018, the company's going back to its bread and butter with the newly announced Honor 8X and 8X Max.
Starting first with the Honor 8X, the phone features a glass and metal construction with a 6.5-inch FullView display that offers a 91% screen-to-body ratio. The 19.5:9 form factor is common with today's flagships, there's a resolution of 1080 x 2340, and because this is 2018, there's a notch at the top.
Inside the 8X you'll find the HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, 4 or 6GB RAM, 64 or 128GB of internal storage, and a large 3,750 mAh battery. There are two rear cameras (20MP + 2MP) and a 16MP selfie camera. Android 8.1 Oreo is present out of the box and has EMUI 8.2 running on top of it.
As the name implies, the Honor 8X Max is a larger version of the 8X. The design is mostly the same, but the notch in the 7.12-inch 1080 x 2244 display is much smaller and adopts the "waterdrop" style we're expecting for the OnePlus 6T.
The Kirin 710 has been replaced by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, and while the available RAM and storage remain the same, the battery is considerably bigger at 5,000 mAh. A Snapdragon 660 model has also been announced, but it won't go on sale until October.
As for pricing, here's what we're currently looking at:
- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage — ¥1399
- 6GB RAM + 64GB storage — ¥1599
- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage — ¥1899
Honor 8X Max
- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage — ¥1499
- 4GB RAM + 128GB storage — ¥1799
Both phones are launching in China on September 11 and will expand to "overseas markets" in October.