The Honor X8 5G smartphone, which is claimed to be the 5G version of the Honor X8 already released in March of this year, was surreptitiously unveiled by Honor. There is more to it than merely increased 5G connectivity support, though.
The new X8 5G sports a smaller 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels as a start. A Snapdragon 480+ SoC has replaced the Snapdragon 680 SoC, and oddly enough, while using an older manufacturing process and running at lower clock speeds, it is a more potent replacement. There is only one memory option available: 6GB/128GB.
Although Honor had to make some compromises to keep the pricing the same, the main 64MP camera has been replaced with a 48MP f/1.8 camera, and the 5MP ultrawide camera has been eliminated. Currently, the X8 5G just has a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro camera. Additionally, the selfie has been lowered to 8MP with f/2.0.
The device’s lights are powered by a 5,000 mAh battery that supports up to 22.5W rapid charging and comes in Ocean Blue and Midnight Black. Sadly, there is currently no information about pricing and availability.