Honor Play 8T has been launched in China as the brand’s latest budget device. The new Honor Play series smartphone comes with upgrades over the Honor Play 7T and runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage. The Honor Play 8T flaunts a dual rear camera setup led by a 50-megapixel primary sensor and is backed by a 6,000mAh battery with 35W fast charging support. It is offered in three color options and features a 6.8-inch LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate.
Honor Play 8T price, availability
The Honor Play 8T price is set at CNY 1,099 (approximately Rs. 12,500) for the base variant with 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. The top model with 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage costs CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 14,700). It is currently available for purchase in China in Fantasy Night Black, Ink Jade Green, and Streaming Silver color options (translated from Chinese) via the Honor Mall store.
Details about the availability of Honor Play 8T in other markets including India are yet to be confirmed.
Honor Play 8T Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor Play 8T runs Android 13-based MagicOS 7.2 and features a 6.8-inch full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,412 pixels) TFT LCD display with up to 90 Hz refresh rate, 850 nits peak brightness , and aspect ratio 20:09. The screen has a centrally aligned punch-hole cutout that houses the selfie shooter. The new Play series smartphone runs on an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and Mali-G57 GPU. The built-in memory can be virtually expanded up to another 8 GB by utilizing unused storage space.
In terms of optics, the Honor Play 8T has a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel main camera sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture lens. The rear camera supports 1080 pixel video recording and delivers 10x digital zoom. For selfies and video chats, Honor has packed an 8-megapixel camera on the front with an f/2.0 aperture lens.
The Honor Play 8T has up to 256 GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 1, GPS, AGPS, OTG, Beidou, Glonass, and USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include an ambient light sensor, compass, gravity sensor and proximity light sensor. It also features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication. The device has dual stereo speakers with Hi-Res audio.
The Honor Play 8T packs a 6,000mAh battery with 35W fast charging support. It measures 166.7 x 76.5 x 8.24mm and weighs 199 grams.