Huawei‘s sub-brand Honor has seen good success in India with its line of devices. Launched towards the end of 2016, the Honor 8 has been a popular device of its time, featuring front and back glass design, dual cameras at the back, along with a capable hardware. At the time of launch, the Honor 8 ran Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow 6.0 wrapped under Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 out-of-the-box, and was later updated to Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Now, if you own an Honor 8 smartphone and expecting Android 8.0 Oreo update, there is a bad news.
Honor won’t be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Honor 8 users. Replying to a user-query on Twitter, the company has confirmed that the phone will not be eligible for the Oreo update. The tweet reads, “we can understand your concern. However, we regret to inform you that Honor 8 is not compatible with Android Oreo update due to hardware and software limitations. We always work with our customers and we are really glad to have you as an Honor customer. Inconvenience is regretted.”
However, in another tweet, the company did confirm that the smartphone will keep getting bug fixes and security patches ‘when required.”
we can understand your concern. However, we regret to inform you that Honor 8 is not compatible for Android Oreo update due to hardware and software limitations. We always work for our customers and we are really glad to have you as an Honor customer. Inconvenience is regretted.
— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) January 15, 2018
In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display. Under the hood is Huawei’s Kirin 950 octa-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. On the camera front, there are two 12-megapixel camera sensors at the back with an aperture of f/2.2. One is a monochrome sensor, whereas the other is an RGB sensor.
The Honor 8 also comes with an 8-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, and Bluetooth.