A Chinese smartphone company Huawei will launch the Honor 8 in India anytime soon. Last month, there was a report that the phone is all set to foray into the Indian market in September 2016. From what is known so far, Huawei has some event scheduled in Goa to celebrate the second anniversary of its subsidiary, Honor. We expect Huawei to launch the Honor 8 during the same event, either today or tomorrow.
As far as specs are concerned, the Honor 8 has a 5.2-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 423 PPI pixel density. The device is powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core processor clocked up to 2.3GHz. Accompanying the processor are 4GB RAM and Mali-T880 GPU for graphics. The phone comes in two variants – 32GB and 64GB. The storage, however, supports further expansion up to 256GB via microSD card.
The Huawei Honor 8 features a Dual camera setup on the back. The phone houses a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, and dual-tone LED flash. The camera supports 1080p video recording at 60fps and comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. At the front, it has an 8-megapixel front shooter with f/2.4 aperture. It has a premium looking metal glass sandwich design, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 edge.
The Dual-SIM Honor 8 equips a 3000mAh non-removable battery. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on top of Emotion UI 4.1. As far as the connectivity solutions are concerned, it supports 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB Type-C. The phone also has a fingerprint scanner on the back, right below the camera module.
Interestingly, the Honor 7 was launched in India exactly a year ago on 28th September 2015 and the time seems just right for the company to launch its successor, the Honor 8.
Key Specifications of the Huawei Honor 8
|Display||5.2-inch (1080p Full HD)|
|Processor||Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 950|
|Camera||12MP Rear, 8MP Front|
|Internal storage||32GB / 64GB (Expandable up to 256GB)|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|