Huawei has launched its Honor 8 smartphone today in India featuring a dual-camera setup. This is the second smartphone from the company which uses dual rear cameras, the first was the Huawei P9 which was launched a bit earlier in India.
The Honor 8 is a compact smartphone for the specs it packs, we get a 5.2-inch 1080p display covered in 2.5D curved glass both on the front and back. Then there’s the powerful Kirin 950 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM. You have 32GB of expandable storage here as well. The Honor 8 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box which should be upgradable to Nougat with the company’s own EMUI 4.1 skin on top.
But the major focus here is on the cameras. You get a dual 12MP setup at the back, but it doesn’t do monochrome images like the P9 but can do bokeh great. You can focus on particular parts of an image after capturing them and then there a lot of fun effects to play with. Huawei hasn’t limited the phone in any way, even on the connectivity front you have dual-band WiFi, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C port with fast charging for the 3000 mAh non-removable battery.
There is a fingerprint sensor available on the device as well on the back just like other Honor smartphones.
Honor 8 Specifications
- 5.2-inch Full HD Display, 2.5D curved glass (1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI)
- Octa-Core Kirin 950 Processor (4 x Cortex-A72 + 4 x Cortex-A53)
- Mali T880-MP4 GPU
- 4 GB RAM with 32 GB, Expandable with microSD upto 128GB
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
- 12MP Dual Rear Cameras, Laser AutoFocus, f/2.2 Aperture, 1.4um pixel size, Dual-tone LED Flash
- 8MP Front Camera, f/2.4 Aperture
- Thickness: 7.45 mm; Weight: 153g
- Fingerprint Sensor, Infrared Sensor, Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano + Nano/MicroSD)
- 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3000mAh Battery (Non-removable) with Fast Charging
Huawei Honor 8 Pricing in India
The Honor 8 will be available in Sapphire Blue, Pearl White, Midnight Black and Sunrise Gold colors in India priced at Rs. 29,999 online on Flipkart, Amazon and the Honor Store, but you will be able to buy it from offline stores as well.