Huawei‘s elite sub-brand Honor has formally launched the Honor 8 which is a mid-range flagship with a stunning array of specs and features that places the device on a class of its own.
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The Huawei Honor 8 comes with a 5.2-inch display with 1080pixel resolution and is powered by the Kirin 950 octa-core hipset clocked at 2.3GHz . The Kirin 950 chipset happens to be Huawei’s SoC for flagship devices.
The Honor 8 comes in two RAM sizes, one is a 3GB RAM and the other 4GB RAM. The device also tag along three memory variants – 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage and lastly a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage on-board.
The Honor 8 clutches a 3000mAh battery (with fast charging) on board, which seem to have become the standard among mid-range phones. So, it’s much more compact than the Honor V8 flagship.
The major selling point of the Honor 8 is the camera, the device offers dual camera setup at the back. So like the Huawei Honor V8, there are two 12MP sensors at the back, one RGB sensor and a black and white Sony IMX286 sensors. 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 shooter, 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.
Also, Huawei has equipped the new Honor 8 with other essential connectivity features like 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 and on the physical side the Honor 8 comes in five different colors namely Sapphire Blue, Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sunrise Gold and Sakura Pink.
Huawei honor 8 specifications
- 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
- 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB 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 LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3000mAh (typical) / 2900mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging
Huawei Honor 8 Price in US, UK, Russia, Spain
The Honor 8 starts at 1999 Yuan in China ($300 in the US) for the 3GB + 32GB model, then goes up to 2299 Yuan in China ($346 in the US) for the 4GB + 32GB model and 2499 Yuan ($375 in the US) for the top-end 4GB + 64GB of storage.All version of the Huawei Honor 8 will sell for around the price range of N100,000 – N130,000 depending on where you are buying from.