HONOR Play8T announced with 50MP camera and a massive battery

HONOR launched a new budget smartphone in China, the HONOR Play8T. The phone boasts a 50MP main camera, a 6000mAh battery, and a 6.8-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The HONOR Play8T is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset, which is a 6nm octa-core processor with an integrated 5G modem. It comes with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot.

The phone has a dual camera setup on the back, consisting of a 50MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed in a punch-hole cutout on the top center of the screen.

The HONOR Play8T has a large 6000mAh battery that supports 35W fast charging via a USB-C port. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and dual speakers. It runs on MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13.


The HONOR Play8T comes in three color options: Midnight Black, Jade Green, and Streaming Silver. The phone is priced at CNY 1,099 (around PHP 8,600 / USD 150) for the 8GB+256GB variant and CNY 1,299 (around PHP 10,100 / USD 170) for the 12GB+256GB variant.

It is currently on sale in China. However, it is not clear if the phone will be available in other markets.

HONOR Play8T specs

Display6.8-inch FHD+ LCD display, 2412×1080, 90Hz refresh rate
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 6080
Rear Cameras50MP main
2MP depth
Front Camera8MP
Network5G, 4G LTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
OthersSide fingerprint scanner, USB-C, headphone jack, stereo speakers
OSMagicOS 7.2, Android 13
ColorsMidnight Black, Jade Green, Streaming Silver
Battery6000mAh battery, 35W fast charging


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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