Huawei has announced the Honor 8 smartphone in China. Honor 8 features a 5.2-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display and packs the 4GB of RAM powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 950 SoC with i5 co-processor. The newest member of the Honor series runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1 on top. The main highlight of the smartphone are the dual 12-megapixel rear cameras for brilliant photography experience.
Honor 8 smartphone supports a slim body with metal frame with glass back. It also features a fingerprint sensor on the back. The device comes in a choice of 3GB RAM with 32GB storage option and 4GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB storage option. It features a hybrid SIM slot that lets you use the second slot as a microSD expansion slot when required.
Honor 8 smartphone technical details
- Display: 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display
- Dimensions: 145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm
- Weight: 153g
- Processor:Octa-Core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU
- Memory: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Operating system: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1
- SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
- Rear Camera: 12MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, f/2.2 aperture
- Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture
- Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- Battery: 3000mAh (typical) / 2900mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging
Pricing and Availability
The Honor 8 will be available in three variants, a 32GB storage full version netcom / carrier edition for 1999 yuan (US$ 299 / Rs. 20050 approx.), a 4GB RAM with 32GB storage entire network version for 2299 yuan (US$ 343 / Rs. 23,050 approx.) and a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage entire network version for 2499 yuan (US$ 374 / Rs. 25,070 approx.). It comes in Pearl White, Sunrise Gold, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink and Sapphire Blue color options. The honor 8 is now available for pre-order in China and will go on sale from July 19th.