Huawei brings more to the table with their budget friendly sub-brand, Honor. The Honor 8 launched in China with beastly specifications with one big advantage over the competition – its price.
The all glass devive comes with a specification sheet similar to Huawei’s recently announced P9 flagship. It comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD 1080p display, USB type-C, a 3000-mAh battery, dual 12-MegaPixel main camera and a front facing 8-MegaPixel shooter. The device is being made available in 3 configurations: 32GB of onboard memory with 3GB RAM, 32GB of memory with 4GB RAM and 64GB of memory with 4GB RAM. All of the configurations are have a microSD card slot for expandable memory. It also comes with quick charge capabilities and a fingerprint sensor.
There are a few differences which separate Huawei’s flagship P9 from the Honor 8. The first being the lack of the controversial Leica branding on the Honor 8’s dual main cameras. Aside from that, the processor that comes on the Honor 8 is the slightly less powerful Kirin 950. The Kirin 950 is an Octa-core (8 core) processor which is clocked at 2.3 GHz and is produced by Huawei’s processor division.
The biggest difference between the two devices is the price. The Honor 8 is being sold in China at ¥1999 (RM 1191.47) for the 32GB/3GB version, ¥2299 (RM1370.23) for the 32GB/4GB confirguration and ¥2499 (RM1489.44) for the 64GB/4GB version. However, given previous releases from Honor we expect that the Malaysian prices will be RM1299 (32GB/3GB), RM1599 (32GB/4GB) and RM1699 (64GB/4GB).
It will be coming with the latest and greatest EMUI interface from Huawei: EMUI 4.1. The customised Android operating system runs on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
There’s no word on an international launch as of yet. However, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the device launch sometime in the next quarter in Malaysia considering the recent launch of the Honor 5C.
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