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Honor 8X and 8X Max announced, coming first to China

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The Kirin 710 has been replaced by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, and while the available RAM and storage remain the same, the battery is considerably bigger at 5,000 mAh.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:

Honor 8X

  • 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.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

2 Comments
  • Huawei has their foot on the gas, and they aren't letting up.
    Phones, tablets and wearables are all starting to become appealing. Notch though?? Pass on that.
  • 4/64 8X - $204
    6/64 8X - $234
    6/128 8X - $278 4/64 8XM - $220
    4/128 8XM - $263 If Huawei pulls a miracle out of their rear ends and get these phones into the US, I am *for sure* picking up the 4/128 8XM or the 6/64 8X. Absolutely fantastic specs for the price point.