Huawei Honor 8 with 5.2-inch display, dual rear camera, Kirin 950 SoC officially announced

Honor, Huawei's affordable sub-brand has officially took the wraps off the Honor 8 smartphone last week at an event in China. Honor 8 is company's latest flagship smartphone and comes with dual rear camera's. Comparing Honor 8 with Huawei P9, the only difference lies in build quality, price and processor. It can be concluded that Honor 8 is a cheaper variant of Huawei P9.

Honor notes that the device comes in Pearl White, Sunrise Gold, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink and Sapphire Blue colors and will be available in three different variants in China starting July 19th at 10:08 am. There is no word on international launch at this point.

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Downto specifications, Honor 8 comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD NTPS LCD display with 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass on both sides, 423PPI pixel density and 96% NTSC color gamut, Octa-Core Kirin 950 (4x Cortex A72 2.3GHz + 4x Cortex A53 1.8GHz) processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU and runs on EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The device supports hybrid dual-SIM functionality (nano + nano/microSD), meaning you can either use two SIMs at the same time or one SIM + microSD card. Honor 8 measures 145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm and weighs 153 grams, 9 grams bulkier than Huawei P9. 

Talking of camera, Honor has stuffed Honor 8 with dual-12MP rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash (1 B&W, 1 RGB), Laser AF, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens and 1.4um pixel size, which is paired with an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. We get a fingerprint scanner on the back and an Infrared sensor on top of the Honor 8. For daily use, there's a 3000mAh battery with fast charging support via USB Type-C.

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Connectivity series include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC. For multi-tasking and other activities we have two variants of Honor 8: one with 3GB RAM and the other with 4GB RAM. Storage capacities include 32GB / 64GB variants with both expandable up to 128GB using microSD card.

On the pricing front, the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant of Honor 8 is priced at 1999 yuan (~ US $299 / Rs. 20,048), the 4GB RAM + 32GB storage costs 2299 yuan (~ US $344 / Rs. 23,056) and finally the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant costs 2499 yuan (~ US $374 / Rs. 25,062).

Honor 8
Honor 8