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Honor 8X and 8X Max phablets with tiny notch are now official

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Right on schedule, Honor launched the 8X and 8X Max phablet-sized smartphones. Both are equipped metal and glass build, near bezel-less screens with small notch, and mid-range grade specs.
Honor 8X and 8X Max phablets with tiny notch are now official
Honor 8X and 8X Max

Related: Honor 8X Unboxing and First Impressions

Honor 8X is the "smaller" between the two. It boasts a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved screen with FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution. It also highlights a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio due to its smaller notch and tiny 4.2 mm chin.
8X
8X

Under the hood, the 8X is powered by the Kirin 710 octa-core processor with up to 6GB RAM, up to 128GB expandable storage via dedicated microSD card slot, and 3,750mAh battery.
8X colors
8X colors

The 8X also has a bright 20MP f/1.8 main camera paired with a 2MP secondary depth sensor. As expected, it has AI which can identify up to 500 scenes.

For selfies, it has 16MP camera with 4-in-1 pixel binning technology. Like the Honor Play, it also has the 4D game experience.

We are not yet sure if it has GPU Turbo though.

Honor 8X Specs

Display: 6.5-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 396 ppi
CPU: 2.2GHz 64-bit Kirin 710 octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 64GB/128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 400GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 20MP f/1.8 + 2MP w/ PDAF, contrast focus, Master AI, and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP f/2.0 w/ AI face beauty
Battery: 3,750mAh
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, and aptX HD, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: black, blue, red, purple
Dimensions: 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
Weight: 175 g
Price: PHP 12,990 (4GB RAM/128GB ROM variant)
It has an Essential-like notch
It has an Essential-like notch

Next is the Honor 8X Max, the much "bigger" device! It boasts a MASSIVE 7.12-inch screen with Essential-like notch, 18.7:9 screen aspect ratio, and 2244 x 1080 resolution. In total, it has 90.5 screen-to-body ratio.
The color options of 8X Max
The color options of 8X Max

Inside, it is a bit weird. Honor used Qualcomm chips. There's a model that will come with the lower-end Snapdragon 636 and a variant with the higher-end Snapdragon 660.

It also has a pretty big 5,000mAh of battery with 9V/2A fast charging and reverse charging mode.

Honor 8X Max Specs

Display: 7.12 inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2244 x 1080 resolution at 350 ppi
CPU: 1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor/2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 509/Adreno 512
RAM: 4GB/6GB
ROM: 64GB/128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 400GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 16MP f/2.0 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF, contrast focus, Master AI, and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0
Battery: 5,000mAh w/ fast charging
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, and aptX HD, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: black blue, red
Dimensions: 177.57 x 86.24 x 8.13 mm
Weight: 210 g
Price: TBC

The price of the Honor 8X starts at CNY 1,399 (PHP 10K) for the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM variant. The 6GB RAM with 64GB ROM model is priced at CNY 1,599 (PHP 12.5K) while the 6GB RAM with 128GB ROM version retails for CNY 1,899 (PHP 14.9K).

The Honor 8X Max has a starting price of CNY 1,499 (PHP 11.7K) for the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM model. The 128GB ROM variant is priced at CNY 1,799 (PHP 14.1K).

In China, both devices are now available to pre-order. They will be on retail stores starting September 11 except for the Honor 8X Max with Snapdragon 660.

The SD660 model of the 8X Max will go on sale in October instead.

In PH, we do not know yet if Honor will bring it here.

We are keeping our fingers crossed.

What about you? What do you think?

Sources: FoneArena, Honor
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