In what can only be called an amazing troll for Samsung, rising Chinese manufacturer, Huawei has announced the Honor Note 8. The device surfaced earlier in the news as the Honor V8 Max. However, it seems like Huawei preferred to run with the Note 8 as its official moniker.
The Honor Note 8 comes with a massive 6.6-inch QHD (Quad HD) screen. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 955 Octacore processor and a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics processor with 4GB of RAM. This is the exact same processor combination we saw in their flagship P9. However, the Honor comes with either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage with the support for a microSD card. It comes with a 13-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor. Huawei has equipped the behemoth of a phone with a 4,5000mAh battery and will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 4.1. In addition, the Honor Note 8 makes the jump to USB-type C but also maintains its 3.5mm headphone jack.
The humongous phablet comes in at 178.8×90.9 ×7.18 mm and weighs 219g. Sales of the Honor Note 8 start on August 9th in China. The device will cost ¥2,299 (RM1,404.14) for the 32GB version, ¥2,499 (RM1526.49) for the 64GB, and ¥2,799 (RM1,709.64)
It comes as no surprise, however, that the Honor Note 8 looks to take on the recently announced Mi Max and Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. All three devices bring a rather large form factor with uncompromised performance into the mid to upper mid-range. The Mi Max was announced at the ¥1,999 (RM1,220.80) while the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is currently on sale for RM1,999.
There’s no official word yet on when the Honor Note 8 will be reaching Malaysia.