Huawei has officially unveiled the brand new Honor 8 smartphone, which is the company’s mid-range flagship. The company seems to have given a lot of focus to the phone’s design.
It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 950 SoC with i5 co-processor and 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 with laser auto focus and 1.76-micron pixel size promising brilliant image quality in low-light conditions, similar to the Honor V8 that was introduced back in May. The Honor 8 comes with 2.5D double glass body.The body measures 7.45mm in thickness, which is pretty slim and it weighs 153 grams.
Speaking about the camera, which is undoubtedly the highlight of the Honor 8, you get dual camera setup at the back. So there are two 12MP sensors at the back, one RGB sensor and a black and white sensor. These are IMX286 sensors from Sony. Like with other dual camera setups, you get features such as depth of field. Plus, there are Laser Autofocus and Contrast Focus. On the front, the Honor 8 features an 8MP sensor, which has large 1.4um pixels. So, expect the camera performance on the new flagship to be pretty good. The phone supports 1080p FHD video shooting and 720p 120fps slo-mo recording.
Huawei has also equipped the new Honor 8 with other essential connectivity features. For example, the phone comes with NFC with fingerprint payment, IR blaster which supports over 25,920 appliances from different brands, dual SIM dual standby, 4G+, VoLTE, intelligent dual antenna design, WLAN+ 3.0 etc. As for software, the phone runs on EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
|SPECS AT A GLANCE: Huawei Honor 8|
|SCREEN||5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, 96% NTSC color gamut|
|OS||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1|
|CPU||Octa-Core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) 16nm processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU|
|RAM||3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD|
|SENSORS||Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor|
|STORAGE||16 or 32 GB NAND flash|
|NETWORKING||802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE (bands are variable depending on carrier)|
|PORTS||4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C|
|CAMERA||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|
|SIZE||145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm;Weight: 153g|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)|
|BATTERY||3000mAh (typical) / 2900mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging|
|STARTING PRICE||US$ 374 / Rs. 25,070 approx|
The honor 8 comes in Pearl White, Sunrise Gold, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink and Sapphire Blue colors and is priced at 1999 yuan (Rs. 20050 / US$ 299 approx.) for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage full version netcom / carrier edition, 2299 yuan (US$ 343 / Rs. 23,050 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 32GB storage entire network version and 2499 yuan (US$ 374 / Rs. 25,070 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage entire network version. It is now available for order in China and will go on sale from July 19th.