Honor 8X smartphone now official for U.S. market

Honor 8X smartphone now official for U.S. market (Source: Honor)
Honor 8X smartphone now official for U.S. market (Source: Honor)
The Honor 7X is barely one year old and the manufacturer is already preparing to launch its direct successor. If the specifications are anything to go by, then the 6.5-inch Honor 8X is looking to be a huge upgrade. We're hopeful that the company can keep the price just as low as before.

After announcing the Honor 8X for the Chinese market last month, it was only a matter of time before it would be announced for the North American market. After all, the Honor series has been selling quite well this year despite having almost no presence in brick-and-mortar locations across the United States.

The specifications for the North America Honor 8X remain identical save for the usual changes in radio and LTE bands. Thus, users can expect the same 6.5-inch 2340 x 1080 resolution notched display and octa-core Kirin 710 SoC as the overseas version. Honor is boasting its high 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, narrow 4.25 mm bottom bezel, AI cameras, and textured glass body to stand out from the sea of competing mainstream Android devices.

The manufacturer is not yet ready to announce prices or exact dates of availability for the Honor 8X. As a starting point, the Honor 7X launched for just under $200 in the U.S. and so we can hopefully expect the same from the Honor 8X. We do know that multiple SKUs will be made available (JSN-L21, JSN-L22, JSN-L23, JSN-L24) that differ in RAM (4 GB or 6 GB) and storage (64 GB or 128 GB) capacities much like last year's Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.

October 2, 2018 update: Honor has unveiled the official launch prices of the Honor 8X in France, Italy, and Spain as shown below. The smartphone will be available tomorrow in these three countries with more to follow before the end of the year.






4GB +64GB


Oct. 3, 2018

4GB + 128GB



4GB +64GB


4GB + 128GB



4GB +64GB


4GB + 128GB










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Allen Ngo, 2018-10- 2 (Update: 2018-10- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.