Huawei's sub-brand Honor is set to launch the Honor 8C smartphone in India in the coming week that will have 4,000mAh battery and 6.26-inch Notch FullView Display, industry sources told IANS on Tuesday.
Featuring AI-based tech, the mid-segment device is expected to come in two variants - 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage. The Honor 8C was launched in China last month.
The Honor 8C price in China starts at CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,800) for the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, moving up to CNY 1,399 (about Rs. 15,000) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. Seeing the variants offered in China, we can expect the price in India to be above the Rs. 15,000 mark.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 8C runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.26-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) TFT LCD IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 269ppi pixel density, and 86.6 percent screen-to-body ratio. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC, paired with an Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage. Storage is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 256GB).
In terms of optics, the Honor 8C bears a vertically placed dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary black-and-white sensor (f/2.4 aperture), both with support for autofocus. On the front, the handset sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera with fixed focus and f/2.0 aperture. Both camera setups get LED flash. There is a non-removable 4,000mAh battery under the hood with support for 5V/2A (10W) charging.
As for connectivity, the Honor 8C comes with 4G VoLTE, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 LE with aptX, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor. The phone's dimensions are 158.72x75.94x7.98mm and weight is 167.2 grams.
The back of the Honor 8C Aurora Blue colour variant features a 3D nano-level texture design that offers a gradient design much like the Honor 10. The phone also comes with certain AI-based features in the rear and front camera setups.
Earlier this month, Huawei launched Honor 10 Lite at Rs. 21,990. The company has claimed to have sold over 1 million units of Honor products during the Diwali festive period, with Honor 9N and Honor 8X being the most popular products on Flipkart's Big Billion Days and Amazon India respectively on the first selling day.
The brand sold over 6 million units of the recently launched Honor 8X globally, becoming the top Singles Day performer in terms of sales volume and revenue under the smartphone category.
Written with inputs from IANS