Honor 8 Launched In Europe

Honor, the brand for the “digital natives” is at it again. Following on from their widely heralded Honor 7 in 2015, the Honor 8 delivers improvements in RAM and CPU, along with a compelling dual camera system straight from the Huawei P9.

Honor 8

Honor have shunned the fully aluminium body from the Honor 7, in favour of a 2.5D glass design reminiscent of the current generation Samsung devices. Slap bang in the middle of the device to the front is the 5.2″ 1080p LTPS LCD screen. It’s interesting that Honor resisted the urge to increase the resolution on this device and instead stuck to FHD, presumably to enhance battery life.

Key specifications

  • Kirin 950 chipset in flagship-grade 16 nm FinFET production
  • Four 2.3 GHz high-performance cores and four 1.8 GHz high-efficiency, energy-saving cores
  • 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard memory, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card
  • 3,000 mAh(Typ.), 2900 mAh(Rat.) battery
  • 5.2-inch Full-HD LTPS display
  • 12MPx2 main dual camera with separate RGB and monochrome sensor, capturing more, HDR mode, Slow-Mo, pro-mode, etc…
  • 8MP front-facing camera

Dual Cameras – Twice The Fun?

Honor 8

Following in the footsteps of the successful Huawei P9 device, the Honor 8 delivers a dual camera system; a system first seen on their Honor 6+ device. The solution has evolved annually since then and the Dual 12MP sensors, one RGB and one monochrome, look to deliver the best day and low light photography on an upper mid-range device yet.

Value Proposition?

With a multi-purpose fingerprint scanner, improved aesthetics, a fun and exciting optical solution, good-sized battery, speedy processor, and Android 6.0.1 with Emotion UI 4.1, Honor might have a problem fulfilling demand for this product. The upper mid-range sector is one of the faster growing smartphone demographics, with the likes of Motorola, Alcatel, and ZTE all aggressively attacking that market. However with a device costing just £369.99 unlocked, the Honor 8 should be able to more than hold its own.

Availability

Honor’s new device will be available in three colour options; Pearl White, Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue.

The Honor 8 is available to order on Honor’s vMall from 24th August, with an introductory offer package worth £69.99. Additionally, consumers can choose from a number of other outlets to purchase the unlocked device. On Amazon, the Honor 8 will be bundled with an Amazon Fire Stick. Furthermore the device will be available, sans freebies, from Clove, EBuyer and Expansys in the coming weeks.

If you’re looking to take a contract and fancy the Honor 8, Three UK will be the exclusive carrier for the device within the same time frame.

Are you looking forward to the Honor 8?

About Craig Bradshaw

Tech enthusiast and Editor-in-Chief of MobileTechTalk

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