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May 4, 2022

HONOR Announces launch of HONOR X Series in South Africa

Johannesburg, 5th May 2022: Bringing HONOR’s innovative technology solutions to South African users, global technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of HONOR X Series – HONOR X8 and HONOR X7. The newest members of HONOR’s reliable HONOR X Series are a combination of style, feature, and cutting-edge technology all at an affordable price point. The HONOR X8 a pivotal landmark in the series, features a stylish, ultra-thin and lightweight design, a large screen with super narrow bezels, exceptional photography capabilities and powerful performance that exceeds expectations. The device comes with a 4000mAh battery 1 topped up with 22.5W HONOR Wired SuperCharge 2 capability, allowing the user to rapidly power up their device to upto 40% in just 20 minutes. With latest camera features for nighttime photography the X8 offers a flagship-level 64MP quad-lens rear camera setup that houses only the most integral lenses to accommodate for every unique shooting scenario to encounter regardless of the dim environment. Running on Android 11 with Google Mobile Services (GMS), the HONOR X8 (6GB+128GB) and HONOR X7 (4GB+128GB) will be available on sale from today at R4999 and R3999 respectively.

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“With HONOR X series our prime focus is to bring key distinguishing features available in flagship smartphones at an affordable price to the consumers. The HONOR X7 caters to the needs of the always on generation, perfect for users that demand more power for work, study and entertainment. It is a perfect choice for entry-level professionals and students who require an affordable smartphone without compromising on quality. This audience sees smartphone as a necessity to stay connected with their friends and family, and a vital tool to access entertainment at their fingertips,” said Mr Freddy, Country Manager, HONOR South Africa.

Exquisite Design with Ultra Slim and Lightweight Body
Incredibly thin, sleek, and stylish, the HONOR X8 has been designed with an ultra slim and lightweight body, coming in at just 7.45mm thick 3 and weighing just 177g 4. Boasting a flat-edge design and elegant rounded corners on all four sides, the HONOR X8 fits comfortably in the palm of a hand, and can effortlessly slide into small handbags and pockets, ensuring users will never be weighed down.

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Super Narrow Bezels and 6.7-inch HONOR FullView Display
Presenting a truly immersive visual entertainment experience, the HONOR X8 has super narrow bezels which deliver an impressive 93.6% 5 screen-to-body ratio, the highest to be achieved among traditional smartphones of the same grade and smartphones in the same category. To accomplish this industry breakthrough, HONOR developed an innovative glue dispensing solution, which enabled the left and right frames of the HONOR X8 to be compressed to 1.1mm, while the top frame is only 1.15mm thin.

HONOR X8 boasting a 6.7-inch 6 HONOR FullView display. The screen resolution is 2388x1080 7 pixels and it supports 16.7 million colors, enhancing clarity, and offering a true-to-life viewing experience, ideal for watching movies, browsing photos, and gaming.

The HONOR X8 is also packed with advanced eye protection features, including TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification8 , eBook Mode and Dark Mode, ensuring a comfortable reading and viewing experience, even after extended periods of use or in dimly lit environments.

Premium Photography Capabilities for Spectacular Image Capture
Bringing a beyond exceptional photography experience, the HONOR X8 boasts a Quad Camera setup, including a 64MP Main Camera, an 5MP Wide Angle Camera, a 2M Sensing Macro Camera and a 2M Sensing Bokeh Camera.
Perfect for budding photographers and creators who love to capture content on the go and record special moments with family and friends, the 64MP ultra-clear camera allows users to capture more detail and vivid photos. The 5MP Wide Angle Camera with a 120o angle of view 9 and a f/2.2 aperture allows users to capture more elements in the frame with greater ease and convenience.

Worry-Free Battery Life with 22.5W SuperCharge
Guaranteeing long-lasting battery life for users, the HONOR X8 comes equipped with a 4000mAh battery 10 with 22.5W HONOR Wired SuperCharge capability, delivering up to 13 hours of YouTube video content, 19 hours of web browsing and 9.3 hours of gaming 11. With the help of SuperCharge, in just ten minutes, gamers can juice up their device with enough charge which enables 100 minutes of gaming, ensuring them to rapidly power up their device, enjoy their favourite game without having to worry about running out of power.

Performance Powered by Snapdragon® 680 and HONOR RAM Turbo
A smartphone powerhouse, the HONOR X8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon® 680 Mobile Platform, an advanced 6nm processor, designed to deliver superior performance while conserving power.

The HONOR X8 is equipped with HONOR RAM Turbo (6G+2G), an HONOR technology which moves a portion of flash memory to RAM, meaning 6GB RAM can be increased to 8GB RAM. This technology expands RAM storage by compressing background apps and stops background processes from getting killed when users switch apps, ensuring users can take a call and write a message and the apps will still be running in the background.

Pricing, Color and Availability
Designed for a style conscious audience, the HONOR X8 is available in two striking colors: Titanium Silver and Midnight Black and HONOR 7 in Midnight Black and Ocean Blue.

Priced at R4,999 and R3999, the X8 and X7 will be available in 6GB+128GB version and 4G+128Gb version respectively. Consumers can buy the latest smartphone HONOR X8 and HONOR X7 via MTN, Vodacom, Cell C, Telkom Mobile, Takealot and selected retail stores.

1. The rated capacity is 4900mAh (non-removable battery).
2. Supports a maximum of 22.5W wired charging using the 22.5W HONOR charger and cable. Actual charging speed may vary depending on environmental conditions and other factors.
3. Data from HONOR labs. The thickness (7.45mm) is measured at the thinnest point and does not include the camera bump. Actual dimensions may vary based on the configuration, manufacturing process, and measurement method.
4. Data from HONOR labs. Actual weight may vary due to product configurations, manufacturing processes, and measuring methods.
5. Data from HONOR labs.
6. Data from HONOR labs. With a rounded corner design, the diagonal length of the screen is 6.7 inches when measured according to the standard rectangle (the actual viewable area is slightly smaller).
7. The resolution measured as a standard rectangle, thus the effective pixels are slightly less
8. This product has no therapeutic function.
9. Hardware level 120°. Actual number may be slightly less.
10. The rated capacity is 3900mAh. (Non-removable Battery)
11. Data from HONOR labs. Battery life depends on actual usage situations.