Huawei is launching a new budget phone early this 2019 called the Honor Play 8A for a $120 base model price or roughly P6,000 Philippine pesos before taxes. The Honor Play 8A is already available for pre-order in China and will be released soon in other regions to compete against the Xiaomi Mi Play and Oppo Realme C1.
The Huawei Honor Play 8A features a 6-inch teardrop notched display in HD+ resolution. Its 8MP front camera serves as a Face Unlock because it lacks a fingerprint sensor. On the other side is a lone 13MP rear shooter. Understandably, there is a missing depth or bokeh sensor to complete the dual camera set up at the back.
Powering the Honor Play 8A is a Mediatek Helio P35 octa-core processor that could support several games including PUBG, Mobile Legends, and more in medium graphics settings. The CPU is paired by a 3GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB expandable storage.
Surprisingly, you can charge the 3000 mAh battery with standard Fast Charge method, thanks to the USB Type-C port.
Available this 2nd week of January in China for $120 base model SRP or P6,000+ before taxes, the Honor Play 8A will soon launch in other markets including the Philippines, India, Indonesia, and more.
Huawei Honor Play 8A specs, price, availability in the Philippines
- Display:6-inch HD+ IPS LCD
- Design: Scratch-resistant glass and polycarbonate back
- CPU: Mediatek Helio P35 AI octa-core processor
- RAM: 3GB
- Memory: 32GB or 64GB expandable with microSD
- Camera: 13MP main f/1.8 single lens, 1080p video
- Selfie: 8MP front-facing
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi ac, GPS, Dual SIM
- Security: Face Unlock
- Battery: 3000 mAh, Fast Charging
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Red
- Price: est. $120 USD or P6,000 pesos for 32GB model before taxes
- Release date: January to February availability in the Philippines, India
Official images of Huawei Honor Play 8A