The latest offering from Huawei’s sub-brand is the Honor 8 which shares a lot of similarities with the P9. The device has a glass body with a metal frame and packs a 5.2-inch full HD display.
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Just like the P9 flagship, it sports a 12MP dual camera setup on the rear, with laser autofocus and f/2.2 aperture. The front-facing unit comes with an 8MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
Under the hood, a Kirin 950 chipset powers the device with four cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The chip incorporates a Mali-T880MP4 GPU that renders all the graphics on the smartphone.
The Honor 8 comes in three models – the base model has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The other two variants have 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of onboard storage. There is a 128GB capacity microSD slot that doubles as a SIM slot.
Apart from the usual connectivity options, the device also supports 4G LTE and NFC. It is equipped with a 3000mAh battery with fast charging capabilities and a USB Type-C port. It runs Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. A fingerprint reader is also positioned on the rear. Color options include Pearl White, Sunrise Gold, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink and Sapphire Blue.
Price and Availability
The Honor 8 will be go on sale in China from July 18. The base model is priced at CNY 1,999 ($298). The 4GB/32GB variant goes for CNY 2,299 ($343), while the 4GB/64GB model will cost you CNY 2,499 ($373).
When available in Nigeria, the Honor 8 price is expected to range from ₦100,000 – ₦180,000.
Key Specs of Honor 8
- Dimensions(mm): 145.5 x 71 x 7.45
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Display: 5.2-inch display
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Processor: 1.8Ghz octa-core processor
- Camera: 13MP (Rear Camera), 8MP (Front Camera)
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- Internal storage: 32GB/64GB
- Expandable storage: up to 128GB
- Battery: 3000mAh battery
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