The Honor 8 from Huawei has been officially announced today in China and its specifications, pricing, and availability details have been revealed. The Huawei Honor 8 was recently certified by TENAA, which revealed its specification before its official announcement. It has a metal-and-glass body and a dual-camera setup which looks outstanding from the back.
The Huawei Honor 8 features with a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass on top of it. Hardware internals include a 2.3GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor with the ARM Mali T880-MP4 GPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage space, and and a microSD card slot (expandable up to 128GB). It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top of it.
Coming to the camera, it has a dual-12MP rear-facing camera setup with dual-tone LED flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, and 4K video recording. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels and an aperture of ƒ/2.4. The device features a hybrid dual-SIM card slot that can also intake a microSD card for storage expansion, but then secondary SIM card can’t be used.
Connectivity options on the Honor 8 include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS (with A-GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou). It also features NFC chip and the new USB Type-C reversible port. There is a 3,000 mAh battery with 9V/2A quick charging inside its 7.45mm thin metal unibody, and the phone weighs153 grams. There is a fingerprint scanner the back.
The Honor 8 will be available in Midnight Black, Pearl White, Sakura Pink, Sapphire Blue, and Sunrise Gold. The 3GB RAM variant of the device is priced at $299, while the 4GB RAM variant with 32GB internal storage is priced at $343. The Honor 8 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage costs $37 more at $380. The Huawei Honor 8 will available from the 19th of July 2016.