Honor 8 coming to the US in August: a more compact, premium Honor

Honor 8 coming to the US in August: a more compact, premium Honor
Announced earlier this week in China, the Honor 8 is coming soon to the US, following on the footsteps of the successful Honor 5X. A launch event for the Honor 8 is set to take place on August 16 in San Francisco, though we don't know if the handset will be available to buy immediately after that.

Like the Honor 5X, the Honor 8 is made out of metal, but it's got a more premium look, while also being more compact - thanks to the fact that it sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display (instead of the 5.5-inch screen found on the 5X). One of the highlight features of the new smartphone is its dual 12 MP rear camera with laser auto focus (we've yet to test this to see how good it is). 

The Honor 8 is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, further offering an 8 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB of expandable storage space, fingerprint scanner, and a 3000 mAh battery. Android 6.0 Marshmallow customized with EMUI 4.1 UI will be on board out of the box.

In China, prices for the Honor 8 start at $300, and we assume that the handset won't cost much more when it lands in the US. The smartphone will almost certainly be sold unlocked. Any takers?


via: 9to5Google

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  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
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  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin
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  • Battery 3000 mAh
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