Honor 8C with Snapdragon 632 chipset, Face Lock, 6.2″ HD+ display launched

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Huawei sub-brand Honor has unwrapped a new smartphone dubbed as Honor 8C as it was promised earlier. The Honor 7C, predecessors of the device, was launched in March 2018, and the new product only took 6 months of time, which is a strange strategy for any smartphone manufacturer.

Honor 8C Specifications

Moving further, the Honor 8C is powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 632 processor paired with Adreno 506, and it has become industry’s first smartphone to arrive with that chipset. It is equipped with 6.26-inch 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ IPS LCD panel at 269 PPI pixels density. The dual-SIM handset runs on EMUI 8.2 based Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

As for optics, The Honor 8C offers a dual 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4 (depth sensor) rear camera and an 8MP, f/2.0 aperture selfie snapper for selfies. Both front and rear cameras arrive with LED flash. It is backed by a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery, which supports fast 5V==2A (10W) charging outputs. However, it isn’t the fastest, but enough to charge the device in approx. 2 hours of time.

Honor 8C

Moreover, it comes in two storage variants: either 32GB or 64GB built-in storage coupled with 4GB of RAM. All the essential connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, BeiDou, 3.5mm jack, OTG, and micro USB 2.0 port. It measures 158.7 x 75.9 x 7.98 mm and weight is 167 grams. The device is embedded with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well as face lock as an additional security feature.

Device NameHonor 8C
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 632 with Adreno 506 GPU
Display6.2 inches HD+ 720 x 1520 pixels IPS LCD
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1, Oreo (EMUI 8.2)
Rear CameraDual 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera8 MP, f/2.0
Battery4,000 mAh, 10W Fast Charging
Memory4GB RAM, 32/64GB Internal Storage
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Micro USB 2.0, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, 3.5mm jack
SensorsFingerprint (in-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ColorsMidnight Black, Aurora Blue, Platinum Gold
Dimensions158.7 x 75.9 x 7.98
Weight167g

Pricing and Availability

The Honor 8C is priced at 1,099 CNY for base variant and goes up to 1,399 for higher 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. It comes in Midnight Black, Aurora Blue, Platinum Gold, whereas, Aurora Blue color variant gives a 3D texture design offering a gradient color option. As far as availability is concerned, the device is already up on Vmall for pre-orders and will start shipping from October 16 on the same platform.