The Honor 8X is coming on September 5, alongside a plus-sized sibling
Huawei’s Honor 7X was one of our favorite phones of 2017. The midranger combined a clean, impressive specification sheet with a design factor that was still exclusive to premium devices at the time—to explosive results, as the 7X became one of the go-to mid-range recommendation. Huawei will attempt to build on the success of the 7X with a successor, the 8X, and it would appear that we’ll be getting that device soon.
According to a teaser posted on Weibo, Huawei is getting set for the launch of the Honor 8X on September 5. The Honor 7X was released around the same period last year, so it’s not much of a surprise. What’s surprising, however, is the fact that the company has not one but two devices in the works, an Honor 8X and a bigger Honor 8X Max.
Initial reports claimed that the Honor 8X Max was actually the Honor 8X but we were always skeptical, mostly due to the fact that the device’s touted 7.2-inch display would have been a turn-off to a significant portion of the crowd that bought the 7X last year. Myself included. Thankfully, the huge device is just a Max variant, and the regular 8X will come in a more sensible package.
Not much is known about the 8X, but it could likely feature a vertically-aligned 16 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera setup, a display in the 6-inch region, and the same waterdrop notch expected to be seen on the Mate 20. It will also likely be powered by the new Kirin 710. The Honor 8X Max, on the other hand, is all but confirmed to be powered by a Snapdragon 660.