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Global smartphone brand, HONOR, has officially announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the HONOR 8S. Retailing at R1999, the device will be available through Vodacom and the retail partners from 19 July 2019. Presently, monthly contract plans are set to start from R159 per month, with more options available as the device becomes available through additional network providers and retailers.

The HONOR 8S features a distinctive on-board memory advantage over competitors in the segment, equipped with 2GB +32GB memory. The device features a 13MP camera with an exceptionally large F/1.8 aperture; making images more vivid, while on the front 5MP selfie camera with a fixed focus lens at F/2.2 aperture takes centre stage on top the 5.71-inch dewdrop full-view display.

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Equipped with HONOR’s latest EMUI 9.0 OS on the Android 9.0, the HONOR 8S features a 3020mAh battery capacity, meaning it will undoubtedly last the entire day with ease. The equipped face unlock function elevates the HONOR 8S functionality with convenience elements associated with phones in a higher segment and price point.

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With the specifications and price of the HONOR 8S, HONOR continues to provide great smartphone experiences to the users, and premium features with an affordable price to the South African market.

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According to Raymond Liu, Head of HONOR South Africa, the brand has elevated its position in the South African market since its recent inception, and are well on track in ensuring it claims the number 4 spot in the smartphone segments in which it works in.

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“Although the tough external environment brought us some challenges, we managed the business continuity, and we will bring more products to the market soon, including high-end and budget-friendly phones.”

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“We are continuing to work with service providers and retailers to ensure that we provide greater coverage and availability to our customers. Furthermore, we are aiming to become a pioneer in the 5G space in South Africa, and will be launching our first 5G smartphone in the country once the 5G network infrastructure is in place,” concludes Raymond Liu.