Honor 8C with Snapdragon 632 supposed to launch in India by next week

After over a month of the Chinese launch, the Huawei’s sub-brand Honor seems to be planning of unwrapping the Honor 8C in India too, by next week, as per what industry sources told IANS.

The Honor 8C, being yet another mid-range smartphone, will succeed the popular Honor 7C which landed earlier this year, in May.

Moving on, it bears a metal unibody design and comes with a Notched display upfront. As for the specs, the device comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) TFT LCD IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 269ppi pixel density, aiding to the screen-to-body ratio of 86.6 percent.

The Honor 8C is the first smartphone to debut with the new 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU and is claimed to be 40% faster than the Snapdragon 626 due to Qualcomm’s custom Kryo 250 CPU cores. It further incorporates 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.

In the optics department, the 8C gets a vertically stacked pair of cameras at the rear, featuring a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, clubbed with a 2-megapixel secondary monochrome shooter with f/2.4 aperture, both having support for autofocus. The notch at the front houses an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, accompanied by an LED flash.

On the software terms, the handset runs EMUI 8.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a massive 4,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 LE with aptX, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, it measures 158.72×75.94×7.98mm and weighs just 167.2 grams.

Talking of the pricing, the Honor 8C starts at CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,800) for the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage model in China while the higher-end variant with 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage retails for CNY 1,399 (about Rs. 15,000). However, we are still unclear about what the Indian price would be. Stay tuned.

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