In China, Huawei's sub brand just unveiled the Honor 8, a new handset that touts several similarities to their P9 series flagship phones.
|Honor 8 announced!|
It features a 5.2 inch FHD 2.5D curved glass screen, runs with 2.3 GHz 64 Bit Kirin 955 octa core chip, Mali T880 GPU, either 3 or 4 GB RAM, 32 or 64 GB expandable ROM, and 3,000 mAh fast charging battery.
The Honor 8 also uses a dual f/2.2 aperture 12 MP main camera at the back and an f/2.4 front facing selfie camera. It still has WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, LTE, USB Type C, and infrared connections.
The Honor 8 loads with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the similar EMUI 4.1 on top ala P9 series.
Huawei Honor 8 Specs
Display: 5.2 Inch FHD AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass, at 424 ppi
CPU: 2.3 GHz Kirin 955 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T880
RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
ROM: 32 GB / 64 GB ROM expandable via micro SD card slot up to 128 GB
Back Camera: 12 MP f/2.2 aperture w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP w/ f/2.4 aperture
Battery: 3,000 mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ EMUI 4.1
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C, NFC, IR Blaster, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, Dual SIM (hybrid)
Others: Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm
Price: Starts at CNY 1,999
The 3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM edition is priced at CNY 1,999 (around 14K Pesos), 4 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM variant for CNY 2,299 (Around 16K Pesos), and 4 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM model at CNY 2,499 (Around 17K Pesos) which are all more affordable than the Leica certified P9 models.
There's still no word though whether it'll hit the international market soon or not.
We'll update you guys.