Smartphone companies incorporating design concepts from competing brands isn’t exactly unheard of – take for example the new Honor X8b, which looks rather familiar especially in terms of its overall look. Launched in select markets for around $213 (when converted), the X8b brings over a design that we might have seen before.
We’re obviously referring to the iPhone 14 Pro and 15 series here – Honor’s addition of an interactive “Magic Pill” camera cutout, combined with flat sides give us a sense of deja vu. The similarities end there, however – Honor’s new handset is aimed at the midrange market, although it does impress with a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with up to 2,000 nits of brightness, as well as a 108MP main camera sensor.
Performance is another story however, as the X8b is equipped with a Snapdragon 680 chip alongside 8GB of RAM, and a base storage configuration of 128GB. It also ships with Android 13, albeit layered with Honor’s Magic OS user interface.
With that being said, the Honor X8b isn’t the first phone to feature a “Dynamic Island” rival of sorts – earlier on, Realme was one of the first smartphone OEMs to mimic the Dynamic Island on the Realme C55, which the company refers to as the “Mini Capsule” cutout.