Huawei‘s sub-brand initiative Honor is all set to launch the mid-range Honor 8 in India on October 12. Honorably sent out invites for the Honor 8 India debut, which was actually announced back in China, now entering the Indian territory with high-end specifications. Here are the details.
The phone Honor 8 sports an awesome glass-backed screen design with two 12MP camera systems on-board. Under the hood, you will find a HiSilicon’s 16nm Octa-Core Kirin 950 SoC clocked at four Cortex A72 cores at 2.3GHz CPU and four energy-efficient Cortex A53 cores at 1.8GHz and still has Mali T880-MP4 GPU.
Other key features include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 8MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB-C. On the software front, you get a look at EMUI 4.1 skin on top Android 6.0 Marshmallow with 3000mAh power bank (battery).
Rest in Brief:
- 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, 96% NTSC color gamut
- Octa-Core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) 16nm processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU
- 4GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
- 12MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 1.4um pixel size
- 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- Dimensions: 145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm;Weight: 153g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fiac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3000mAh (typical) / 2900mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging
Of course, the Honor 8 is going to be a strong competitor against the OnePlus 3, the Xiaomi Mi5, and the LeEco’s Le Max 2 in India. Honor 8 phone will be available in Sapphire Blue, Pearl White and Midnight Black colors.
Although Honor has priced its products competitively in the Indian market, seems it will be interesting to see where the upcoming phone slots in. The Honor 8 costs $399 in the U.S., suggesting the same smartphone would retail in the vicinity of Rs. 27,000. We will get the full and final pricing details once it launches in the country, next Wednesday.
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