Huawei-backed Honor is set to launch its flagship Honor 8 smartphone in India. The company had previously confirmed a mid-October launch timeframe, and it has now sent out media invites for a launch event on October 12. The India launch of the Honor 8 comes two months after it was officially launched in China. The smartphone was launched in three variants — 32GB variant (3GB/4GB RAM) and 64GB (4GB RAM) variant. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: ReportAlso Read - Huawei 2021 event: HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei P50 Pro, Watch 3 series and more
The talking point of the Honor 8 is its dual-camera setup at the back with one RGB sensor and one monochrome sensor. The setup includes a pair of 12-megapixel rear cameras with aperture f/2.2, pixel size of 1.76-micron, and dual LED flash. Huawei says that the setup will allow you to capture good quality photos even in low light conditions. The Honor 8 s specifications are akin to the company s flagship smartphone P9. The similarities are in the display size and resolution, storage and RAM, Android OS and the dual-camera setup. What makes the P9 stand out however, is that its dual-cameras come are Leica co-engineered and the price tag of Rs 39,999 speaks for itself.
Honor 8 specifications
The Honor 8 features a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass display, Kirin 950 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, and a microSD card slot to expand the internal memory. The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel selfie camera of aperture f/2.4, 3,000mAh battery, and connectivity options such as dual-SIM card support (hybrid setup), 4G LTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and a USB-Type C port. On the software front, it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow 6.0 wrapped under Huawei s EMUI 4.1.
In China, the Honor 8 was launched with prices starting from CNY 1,999, which is Rs 20,000 approximately. If launched at the said price, the Honor 8 will compete with the likes of Lenovo s recently launched Z2 Plus, Xiaomi s Mi 5 and LeEco s Le Max2, all of which are priced under Rs 23,000. The other Honor 8 variants are priced at CNY 2,299 (Rs 23,000 approximately), and CNY 2,499 (Rs 25,000 approximately). ALSO READ: Honor 8 hands-on and first impressions