Honor Play 8T was rolled out in China recently as a part of the company’s latest budget handset. This new Honor Play series of smartphones offers 256GB of inbuilt storage, up to 12GB of RAM, MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC, and upgrades over the Honor Play 7T.
The newly launched smartphone, Honor Play 8T flaunts a 6,000mAh battery with support of 35W fast charging, along with a refresh rate of 90Hz, and features a 6.8-inch LCD.
Honor Play 8T Overview
|Display||6.8-inch LCD FHD+, 90Hz refresh rate, 850 nits brightness|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC|
|RAM||8GB / 12GB|
|Rear Camera||50 MP main (f/1.8 lens), 2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4 lens)|
|Front Camera||8 MP sensor (f/2.0 lens)|
|Battery||6,000 mAh, 35W fast charging|
|Operating System||MagicOS 7.2, based on Android 13|
|Price (8GB + 256GB)||Approximately Rs. 12,500 / CNY 1,099|
|Price (12GB + 256GB)||Approximately Rs. 14,700 / CNY 1,299|
|Available Colors||Streaming Silver, Ink Jade Green, Fantasy Night Black|
|Availability||Available in China from the Honor Mall store|
|Additional Features||Dual-SIM (Nano), USB Type-C port, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 5G support, and OTG|
Honor Play 8T Price, Availability
Honor Play 8T
6.8” LCD FHD+ "90 Hz"
850 nits of brightness
Dimensity 6080 chipset
» 50 MP main (f/1.8 lens)
» 2 MP depth sensor.
Selfie: 8 MP sensor (f/2.4 lens)
6,000 mAh, 35W charging
Android 13, w/ MagicOS 7.2
8/256 GB for $150#HonorPlay8T pic.twitter.com/05KlIxIAqU
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The base variant of Honor Play 8T, the 8GB RAM + 256GB variant is currently available at CNY 1,099 or Rs. 12,500 roughly. Moreover, the top-end variant of 12GB RAM + 256GB storage configuration is currently priced at roughly Rs. 14,700 or CNY 1,299.
The phone is available in various colors including Streaming Silver, Ink Jade Green, and Fantasy Night Black. The Smartphone can be procured in China from the Honor Mall store. However, further details about the availability of newly launched smartphones in other markets like India are yet to be announced.
Honor Play 8T Specifications
Honor Play 8T runs on MagicOS 7.2, based on Android 13, and supports dual-SIM (Nano). The smartphone sports an aspect ratio of 20:09, peak brightness of 850 nits, refresh rate of 90Hz with a 6.8-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,412 pixels) TFT LCD. The phone flaunts a screen that has a hole punch cutout aligned centrally to house the selfie shooter.
On the optics front, the Honor Play 8T smartphone flaunts a dual rear camera setup. It offers a main camera sensor of 50 megapixels with an f/1.8 aperture lens along with a depth sensor of 2 megapixels with an f/2.4 aperture lens.
The rear camera of the phone delivers 10x digital zoom along with supporting 1080-pixel video recording. Honor offers a front camera of 8 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture lens for video chats and selfies.
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The newly launched Honor Play 8T offers connectivity options that include a USB Type-C port, Glonass, Beidou, OTG, AGPS, GPS, Bluetooth 1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, and 5G. The new smartphone series runs on Mali-G57 GPU, RAM up to 12GB paired with an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC. By using the unused storage, the inbuilt memory of the phone can be extended virtually by 8GB.