Move over compact and large screen smartphones, there is a set of audience that wouldn t mind using a phablet with a display passing the 6-inch boundary. While the Xiaomi Mi Max, Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra, Lenovo Phab2 Pro and Phab2 Plus have already been launched, Huawei doesn t want to be left behind and it could soon launch the Honor V8 Max that features a 6.6-inch QHD display. Also Read - Honor Band 6 takes on Redmi Watch in India, gets listed on FlipkartAlso Read - Huawei 2021 event: HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei P50 Pro, Watch 3 series and more
A TENAA listing for the Honor V8 Max has revealed some photos that offer a closer look at the phablet s design. From what we can see, the V8 Max sports a unibody design with metal back. Weighing 219 grams, the phablet is 7.2mm thin. The front houses the massive 6.6-inch display, the earpiece and front-camera. While the right edge houses the volume rocker and power/sleep button, the left edge houses a microSD card and SIM card tray. The camera module and fingerprint scanner are placed at the back. Also Read - Upcoming Coolpad COOL 20 specs revealed ahead of May 25 launch
Honor V8 Max specifications, features: According to details released by TENAA, the phablet flaunts a 6.6-inch QHD AMOLED display, compared to full HD (1080p) display on the Mi Max and Zenfone 3 Ultra. While the Lenovo Phab2 Pro sports a 6.4-inch QHD display, the V8 Max has a slightly larger 6.6-inch display.
Under the hood could be Huawei s homebrew Kirin 950 octa-core SoC (four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.3GHz). The Kirin 950 SoC is Huawei s answer to Qualcomm s Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC. The Mi Max, Zenfone 3 Ultra and the Lenovo Phab2 Pro are equipped with Snapdragon 652 SoC.
With 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage, a slot for microSD card is also present. In the photography department, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel selfie camera are likely to be in tow. Armed with a 4,400mAh non-removable battery, connectivity options such as Bluetooth, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS are also likely to be in tow.
While no other details about the pricing, launch date and operating system are available at the moment, purely based on the hardware, the V8 Max could set a new benchmark for high-end phablets. Also, if priced right, the V8 Max with its superior specifications and features could give its competitors a run for their money.