Honor 8X Launched in Malaysia
Headed over to New World Petaling Jaya Hotel on October 2018 for honor Malaysia’s launch of their new honor 8X in Malaysia. Also present during the launch event were official honor Malaysia brand ambassador, famous homebred singer-songwriter and rapper, SonaOne, alongside popular local TV personality Zizan Razak, the official ambassador for honor 8X.
In conjunction with the launch of honor 8X, the brand also took the opportunity to introduce a special collaboration with Suriana Welfare Society Malaysia, a non-government, not-for-profit child protection organization which promotes and protects the rights of children. The collaboration aims to empower and inspire the next generation to live the moment and achieve their dreams. This initiative is driven through collaborative art with the theme “The Braves”.
For the first time ever, the honor 8X comes with a seamless HD FullView screen, with advanced chip-on-film (COF) technology and special antenna design. With only 4.25 mm of the bottom border size, the honor 8X simply provides more screen space for the user to enjoy every bit of graphic that is projected from the device. The 91% screen-to-body-ratio means that every bit of the screen is utilized to ensure the user could get a larger view even though the size of the phone body remains the same.
With a nearly borderless design, the 6.5-inch device shows visuals in a 1080P High Definition display, offering an enhanced video quality in a cinema-like experience. The device covers 85% of the NTSC colour gamut and supports a split screen mode, with a Unique Eye Comfort Mode Certified by TÜV Rheinland – which equals to a larger screen that reduces eye fatigue!
The honor 8X comes with the Kirin 710 chipset, which is a 64-bit octa-core mid-range performance mobile chipset. It is complemented with a 12nm Cortex-A73 generation-based SoC and a Mali G51 GPU that offers a 130% increase in GPU performance and 75% increase to the CPU single-core performance.
Following in the footsteps of previous honor models, the honor 8X also comes with the spectacular GPU Turbo. The graphics-enhancing technology, which was previously only available on honor flagship devices, along with EMUI 8.2 system, will ensure better graphic-processing technology and less power consumption for your device, if the 3750mAh enhanced battery life was not already enough for you.
The new honor 8X is equipped with not only a dual-lens, 20M + 2M, F/1.8 aperture rear camera, but also a modern AI Camera Technology which recognizes 22 different categories and 500 scenarios in real-time, then optimizes camera settings and enhances photo quality based on what you are shooting.
Furthermore, the honor 8X also features the 3D portrait lighting technology that allows users to further beautify photos that already has an accurate ‘bokeh’ effect from the 3D portrait lighting technology. Combined with the 16MP front camera that has an enhanced-ISO with 4 Cell fusion technology and multi-frame image processing, the new device will promise users for covering every aspect of photography.
Early purchasers of the honor 8X will receive some free gifts*:
|Promotion period||Location||Free Gifts (per purchase of one unit)|
(ONE DAY PROMOTION ONLY)
|Hihonor||One unit of honor Band 3, one unit of Special Gift Box, one unit of honor 8X Flip Cover, Hihonor voucher RM100|
|Shopee||One unit of honor Band 3, one unit of Special Gift Box, one unit of honor 8X Flip Cover, Hihonor voucher RM100, Shopee Coin RM50|
|13 – 14 Oct||MyTown Cheras||One unit of honor Band 3, one unit of Special Gift Box, one unit of honor 8X Flip Cover, RM50 Hihonor voucher, one unit of honor backpack (Worth over RM500 in total)
|Prangin Mall, Penang|
|Sutera Mall, Johor Bharu|
*Free gifts available in very limited units, while stocks last. Terms and Conditions apply.
Customers could also receive free gifts worth up to RM266 that includes an honor Band 3 and an honor 8X Flip Cover in selected honor stores nationwide, limited to 20 units per store*. For more info on participating stores, head over to http://bit.ly/8Xpromoparticipatingstorelist.
Honor 8X Technical Specifications
- 5-inch 2340p x 1080p LTPS display with 16,700,000 colors, 397 PPI
- 5:9 wide screen
- Multiple-point touch-sensitive screen
Size and Weight
- 4 mm (H) x 76.6 mm x 7.8 mm (D)
- Approximately 175g (including the battery)
- AndroidO + Huawei EMUI 8.2
- Kirin 710, Octa-Core (4 x Cortex-A73 2.2 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 1.7 GHz)
GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)
- Mali G51
- Typical value: 3750 mAh battery
- Charging duration: approximately 150 minutes from supplied charger 
- Airtime: 3G: 21 hours 
- Standby time: GSM: 662 hours, WCDMA: 639 hours, LTE FDD: 675 hours, LTE TDD: 697 hours 
- ROM: 128 GB
- RAM: 4 GB
- Expandable storage: microSD card (up to 400 GB)
- 20-megapixel (F/1.8 aperture) + 2-megapixel dual-lens rear-facing camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)
- Photo resolution: up to 5120 x 3840
- Video resolution: up to 1920 x 1080 (1080P, 60fps)
- 16-megapixel (F/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera
- Photo resolution: up to 4608 x 3456
- Video resolution: up to 1920 x 1080 (1080P, 30fps)
- 1080P full HD video recording and video playback
- 5 mm headset jack
- 3 card slots: nano-SIM card + nano-SIM card + microSD card
All visuals courtesy of Honor Malaysia.
Shucked Oyster Festival 2018
Ruby, Kathy and I headed over to the 2018 SHUCKED Oyster Festival in Bangsar which was a festival organised by Southern Rock Seafood in collaboration with a few local Jalan Kemuja businesses such as Fierce Curry House, Nala, and Pahit. There were also gelatos from Jersey Jack, chocolate brownies from Dignity & Services. as well as the highlight of the festival – the finals of the Malaysian Oyster Shucking Championships 2018.
Over 800 people thronged the festival throughout the day making it their largest event to date. We got to eat lots of fresh oysters from Ireland, France, Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand, as well as smoked salmon, fabulous fish & chips, seafood paella, and mussels laksa. Guinness draught was on tap and there was also champagne, prosecco, wines and beers.
Fighting off stiff competition, Malaysian national champion Fizly Bin Norazlan retained the National Shucking Crown for 2018. His winning time for opening 12 oysters without shell damage was verified by international shucking judge, Jimmy Gallagher, founder of Irish Premium Oysters.
2018 Champion Fizly, who hails from Bangsar, represented Malaysia at the World Oyster Championships in Galway, Ireland and the Shuck Off China World Cup in Beijing, China during his 2017 championship year.
The SHUCKED Oyster Festival is Southern Rock Seafood’s highlight event featuring the world’s best oysters and seafood in a friendly, bold and cheeky atmosphere. It builds world-class expertise in the Malaysian food industry by selecting the Malaysian Shucker for the World Oyster Championships in Galway, Ireland and the Shuck Off China World Cup. The SHUCKED Oyster Festival has been running since 2015.
Established in 2008, Southern Rock Seafood imports and distributes live and fresh chilled seafood from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Southern Rock Seafood supplies most of KL’s top restaurants and hotels, and they also operate their own restaurant in Bangsar, and a chain of SHUCKED Oyster and Seafood bars at Village Grocer (Arcadia and M-City), B.I.G (Publika, Ikano Power Centre and DC Mall), The Roof, Bandar Utama and The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley.
For more info or to purchase seafood online at their site, head over to https://shop.southernrockseafood.com.my/
Photo credits: Shucked Oyster Festival and author’s own