Honor 8X is nearing its launch, the company confirmed on Weibo today. Honor posted an image that does not say much, but at least confirms the phone is really arriving. The moniker is visualized as a broken ice panel over a chipset and we think it might be a hint for cooling technology like the one employed in the Honor Note 10.
The poster might be everything official we have for now, but a device with a model number ARE-AL00 appeared on TENAA with full specs. This is most likely the listing for the Honor 8X with 7.12” screen and notched Full HD+ resolution.
The upcoming device will have a 600-series Qualcomm chipset - it is either the Snapdragon 660 or the Snapdragon 636. The main camera was listed as a dual 16 MP + 5 MP setup, while the selfie shooter, tucked in the tiny notch is 8 MP. Because of the huge screen and the 177.57x86.24x8.13mm dimensions, Honor 8X weighs the astounding 210 grams.
We are still waiting for an official launch date from Huawei’s subsidiary of the Honor 7X successor. Since the previous two phones (along with the Honor 6X) appeared as unlocked devices at various retailers in the United States, we could see the Honor 8X being sold at the US market as well.
That in combination with poor lte support is why I'm not getting one. At least Xiaomi allows for unlocked bootloaders not good lte support from them either though.
Plot twist. It is 625