Android 7.0 Nougat Update Hits Honor 8; Up Next Honor 6X?

There is good news for the Honor 8 users! The Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 OTA rollout has taken place on the company’s flagship smartphone from last year. At this moment, the Honor 8 users residing in the United States of America have started receiving the update. Non-U.S. customers need not be disappointed since the update is expected to hit other regions over the course of next few days or weeks. The EMUI 5.0 Build — FRD-L04568B360 — takes as much as 2.27GB of your phone. But hey, you are going to get the latest iteration of the Android operating system running on your smartphone! Hence, it is worth it. What else is there, you may ask. Well, the update also consists system optimizations and stability improvements to some extent.

Honor 8

Honor 8

The Honor 8 comes with 2.5D curved glass layered on top of the 5.2-inch Full HD display. Powering the smartphone is Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core chip paired with 4GB RAM. It comes with two built-in storage options — 32GB and 64GB, which can further expand via microSD. The device features a 12MP dual rear sensor as well as an 8MP front-facing selfie camera. It packs in a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner in addition to 3000mAh battery. Concerning connectivity options, the Honor 8 equips 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, and USB Type-C. The Honor 8 currently costs at around Rs 26,000.

Honor 6X

Honor 6X

The story doesn’t end here. The company’s newly unveiled Honor 6X will reportedly receive EMUI 5.0 — running on top of Android 7.0 — starting March this year. Earlier this year, the Honor 6X made it to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It was expected that Honor 6X would arrive with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. But as the saying goes “better late than never,” the Honor 6X might soon receive EMUI 5.0. The Honor 6X, similar to the Honor 8, features a dual rear camera setup. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display up front and HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core chip under the hood. It comes in two variants — 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The internal memory, however, is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. Completing the package is a 3340mAh battery packed inside. The Honor 6X comes at the starting price of Rs 12,999.

In other news, Honor yesterday unveiled the cheaper variant of Honor 8 dubbed the Honor 8 Lite. To know more about the Honor 8 Lite, read our previous story.

Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at

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