Honor launches the new Play 8T and it looks so familiar!

Honor Play 8T
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Honor is here with us again! This time with the “new” Honor Play 8T. This new phone is almost a one-to-one copy of the Honor Play 50 Plus. Nonetheless, we will here be discussing this new phone, its specifications, expected price in Nepal, and so forth.

Honor Play 8T Overview

Display and Design

As I mentioned, the new Honor Play 8T is almost the same phone as the Play 50 Plus, and you can see it right from the get-go. The new Honor phone has a rounded rectangle shape while flaunting the same reflective wavy design on the back. It skips out on the camera island and features two large camera cutouts.

Honor Play 8T Design

In terms of screen, we have the same 6.8-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. The Honor Play 8T offers brightness ranging from 2 nits to 850 nits, to better suit a wider range of usage conditions. In addition, the screen is flat along with a centre-aligned hole-punch camera cutout. Meanwhile, it is only available in three colour options: Streaming Silver, Mo Yuqing (Green), and Magic Night Black.

Performance and Camera

Honor has opted for the MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset this time around. This 6nm octa-core processor has two ARM Cortex-A76 and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores. It edges out its 6020 sibling in terms of performance albeit not by much. The new Honor Play 8T is also available in two configurations: 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB. However, it offers 8GB extendable virtual RAM. It comes with the Magic OS 7.2 based on Android 13.

Honor Play 8T Performance

Similarly, the Honor Play 8T features a dual-camera setup on the back. The primary lens is a 50MP unit, while the secondary camera has the same 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, on the front, we have a single 8MP selfie camera.

Battery and the rest

The Honor Play 8T also features a massive 6,000 mAh battery and 35W fast charging capability. Similarly, it also features a dual speaker setup with Hi-Res audio support. It has dual SIM support with 5G, WiFi 5, as well as Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless connectivity. Lastly, you get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and navigation support.

Honor Play 8T Specifications

  • Design: Flat design with reflective wavy patterns on the back
  • Display: 6.8” IPS LCD panel, FHD+, 850 nits peak brightness
  • Chipset: Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 6080 (6nm)
  • Memory: Up to 12GB RAM + 8GB Extendable
  • Storage: 256 GB
  • OS and UI: Android 13 with Magic OS 7.2 on top
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera (50MP Primary + 2MP Depth Sensor)
  • Front Camera: 8MP (Centre-aligned hole-punch cutout)
  • Security: Side-mounted Fingerprint sensor
  • Navigation: Yes
  • Battery: 6,000 mAh with 35W fast charging
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 5G, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colour Options: Streaming Silver, Mo Yuqing (Green), and Magic Night Black

Honor Play 8T Price in Nepal and Availability

At this time, the new Honor Play 8T has been announced in China only and will go on sale on 23 October 2023. The base variant of the device is going for CNY 1,099. The global availability of this device is presently unknown. However, if and when it makes its way here, we expect the Honor Play 8T price in Nepal to be NPR 24,000.

Honor Play 8T

Price in China (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)

8GB + 256GB

CNY 1,099

NPR 24,000

12GB + 256GB CNY 1,299

NPR 28,500

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