Huawei Honor 8, Honor 8 Smart launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More
Huawei has launched three new smartphones under its Honor brand in India at an event in New Delhi. The three new smartphones include Honor 8, Honor 8 Smart and Holly 3. The newly announced Huawei Holly 3 is the first ‘Made In India’ smartphone from the company. Huawei Honor 8 is priced at Rs 29,999 while Honor 8 Smart will retail for Rs 19,999. The ‘made in India’ Honor Holly 3 is priced at Rs 9,999.
Huawei Honor 8
For Honor brand, the new Honor 8 smartphone will serve as the flagship smartphone. The Honor 8 sits just below the Leica-branded Huawei P9. The phone is the successor to Huawei’s Honor 7 that was launched in October last year.
Huawei Honor 8 features a 5.2-inch Full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels resolution) and is powered by the company’s octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor coupled with a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It offers 32GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable further via the microSD card (up to 128GB).
The highlight of the Honor 8 is indeed its dual camera setup, which offers two 12-megapixel sensors on the back. One sensor reads RGB data while the second monochromatic data, both of which combine to produce images with more depth and accurate colors. The cameras feature f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, and dual tone dual-LED flash.
There’s also an additional 8-megapixel camera at the front, and its supports panoramic shots for selfies. The front camera has f/2.4 aperture and supports 1080p video recording.
The dual SIM phone will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow running Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 skin on top. The Huawei Honor 8 is powered by a 3000mAh battery, which claims to offer up to 9-hours of online video streaming, and 24 hours for online music streaming. It also supports fast charging and claims to take about 100 minutes to fully charge, and 30 minutes to charge up to 47 percent.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and an infrared scanner. The Honor 8 does not support FM Radio. The smartphone measures in at 145.5x71x7.45mm, and weighs 153 grams. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. The smartphone will be available in Sunrise Gold, Pearl White, and Sapphire Blue color options.
The smartphone will be available via Amazon India, Flipkart, and the Honor Online store from Wednesday itself, starting at 3pm IST.
Honor 8 Specifications
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
- Display: 5.2-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) LTPS LCD | 423ppi
- Processor: 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 950
- RAM: 4GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB; expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
- Rear Camera: Dual 12-megapixel cameras | Dual-tine LED flash | Laser Autofocus | f/2.2 aperture
- Front Camera: 8-megapixel
- Battery: 3000mAh
- Dimensions: 145.5 x 71 x 7.45mm
- Weight: 153 grams
Huawei Honor 8 Smart
Huawei also announced its Honor 8 Smart a lower-priced version of the Honor 8. It features a 5.2-inch Full HD display resolution. Honor 8 Smart is powered by 2.0GHz Kirin 650 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable. Honor 8 Smart sports a 13-megapixel backside illuminated rear camera and an 8-megapixel primary camera. The Honor 8 Smart is backed by a 3,000mAh battery uses microUSB port for charging and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.