Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve come across rumors suggesting that Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is prepping to launch a new smartphone in China on July 5. However, as per the teaser shared by company’s President Zhao George on Weibo, the smartphone, Honor 8, will be unveiled on July 11. Spotted by GizmoChina, the teaser image hints at dual-camera setup at the back, something that has been in the rumors for quite some time now. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
Ahead of the launch, the smartphone has passed TENAA certification. The listing has revealed the smartphone’s design and some of its key specifications and features. According to the photos shared in the listing, the Honor 8 is set to feature unibody design, a metal frame with curved edges. While the photos aren’t clear, the smartphone could feature a 2.5D curved glass at the front and rear. The back panel also shows off dual-camera setup and a fingerprint scanner. Also Read - Samsung takes lead from Apple in Q1 2021 smartphone shipments: Canalys
Honor 8 specifications, features: From what we know so far, the Honor 8 will feature a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display and Kirin 950 chipset paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. On the storage front, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB onboard storage is likely to be in tow.
In the photography department, a 12-megapxiel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera is expected. However, there is no word on the resolution of the second rear camera. With connectivity options such as USB Type-C port, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the Honor 8 is rumored to pack a 2,900mAh battery.
On the software front, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with Honor’s custom UI is expected. The base variant with 32GB onboard storage and 3GB of RAM is likely to retail around CNY 1,999 (which is approximately Rs 20,300). With less than two weeks to go for the launch event, it will be interesting to see what Honor has to offer this time around.