Honor 8A 2020 Goes for Pre-order in the U.K., Simply a Rebranded Honor 8A Pro

Faisal Rasool

Honor introduced the Honor 8A Pro in its domestic market last year, and it’s now rehashing the phone as a 2020 edition outside China at affordable Huawei prices. The 8A 2020 is already available for pre-order across the U.K. Since the Honor 8A 2020 is a rebranded Honor 8 Pro, the build and specifications are virtually identical.

The phone is retailing through an online vendor based in the U.K., bearing a Huawei price tag of £130 (~27,000 PKR). The pre-order window lasts until April 15, following which the retailer, Clove, would begin shipping the device.

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Honor has yet to share the release schedule for other markets.

The Honor 8A 2020 is a rebranded entry-level model from 2019, so it’s no surprise that it feels out of place in 2020 (ergo more expensive). You get a notched design, a massive chin, and a single rear camera. The screen stretches 6.09 inches across, featuring an 8MP lens inside a drop notch and Honor’s branding on the chin.

The rear shell is polycarbonate, sporting a solid matte-like finish in Black and Blue shades. A capacitive fingerprint scanner sits in the middle, and a solitary 13MP camera and LED flash rests in the top-left corner.

Just as with the design and camera, the internals remain underwhelming. The Honor 8A 2020 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chip, combined with 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage (that can be expanded with a dedicated microSD card slot). The chipset has a dated 12nm process baked into it, and an octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz.

The hardware runs on a 3,020 mAh battery with no fast charging support and a previous-gen Android-Pie-based EMUI 9. Do you think the Honor 8A 2020 merits its ‘2020’ moniker? Let us know in the comments!