Huawei has launched a flagship phone in the Honor series dubbed as Honor 8. It was announced in China in July 2016. This smartphone comes with 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, 96% NTSC color gamut and powered by Octa-Core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) 16nm processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU. It has 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Internal storage can be expanded up to 128GB with microSD. It runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1 out of the box.
As far as camera is concerned, it has the same dual camera system on the back as the Huawei P9, with one sensor being RGB and the other being monochrome. It has 12MP dual rear cameras (monochrome + color) with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 1.4um pixel size and an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fiac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C. It also has 2.5D curved glass on the back and aluminum alloy frame. The company is launching single-SIM version of the phone in the country that has a dedicated memory card slot. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Dimensions of the smartphone are 145.5 x 71 x 7.45mm and weight is 153g. It also has a fingerprint sensor and an infrared sensor with smart remote 4.0 app.
Honor 8 specifications
- Display: 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, 96% NTSC color gamut
- Processor: Octa-Core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) 16nm processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU
- RAM & Storage: 4GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1
- Rear Camera: 12MP dual rear cameras (monochrome + color) with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 1.4um pixel size
- Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture
- Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, etc.
- Dimensions: 145.5 x 71 x 7.45mm
- Weight: 153g
- Connectivity Options: 4G, Wi-Fiac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- Battery: 3000mAh (typical) / 2900mAh (minimum) battery
Pricing And Availability
The Honor 8 comes in Sunrise Gold, Pearl White, Sapphire Blue color options. It is priced at INR 29,999 in India. It will be available for Amazon.in, Flipkart and the Honor store online and will also be available through offline retailers. It comes with the extended warranty for 2 years, free replacement for 3 months for manufacturing defects and screen replacement warranty for 3 months.