Honor X8 5G: Mid-range smartphone launches in Europe for €269 with a 48 MP camera and a 90 Hz display
Honor has finally started selling the Honor X8 5G in Europe, having unveiled the smartphone in late July. Not to be confused with the Honor X8, which has a 4G modem, the Honor X8 5G has a 6.5-inch display that operates at 1,600 x 720 pixels and with a 90 Hz refresh rate. Additionally, Honor equips the device with an 8 MP front-facing sensor that cuts into the large display with a small waterdrop notch.
Moreover, the Honor X8 5G has a 48 MP primary camera that Honor complements with 2 MP macro and depth of field sensors. Still, Honor has included four apertures in the device's camera housing, with the fourth dedicated to its LED flash. Elsewhere, the device relies on the Snapdragon 480 Plus, an 8 nm SoC with 8 CPU cores split between dual ARM Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.2 GHz and 6 Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. Also, the Snapdragon 480 Plus has an Adreno 619 GPU and boasts over a 25% performance advantage compared to the Snapdragon 680 in the Honor X8 4G.
Furthermore, Honor equips the Honor X8 5G with a 5,000 mAh battery, as well as 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Currently, the smartphone is orderable in the Eurozone in Midnight Black and Ocean Blue colourways, both for €269. While the company bundles the smartphone with a plentiful 22.5 W power adapter, the device only has Android 11 pre-installed, which Honor ships as Magic UI 4.2. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen when the 163.7 x 75.1 x 8.7 mm and 194 g device will receive Android 12, let alone Android 13.