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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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. NoAllegiance unregistered

Dark blue and pure black, hmmm... keeping up with No 1 and 2.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009


2. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

To much bezels like the Sony Z.

10. fyah_king unregistered

and the ugly iphone.

3. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Nice looking.

4. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

That is a gorgeous phone.

5. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Yeah another cheap Chinese iPhone knock off. Nice looking one though.

6. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

It's not a bad looking phone. I do like the black and blue versions like NoAllegiance. The specs look pretty good. Wouldn't be surprised if we got a snapdragon processor state side. Waiting for the review to pick one up.

7. lmao2016

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

Question wouldn't apple sue if that phone came to the US ? Just wondering

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Looks like a cross between an iPhone 6s and galaxy to me. Most phones look very similar, rectangle with round corners.

11. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Like the blue color. We need more variety in colors besides Gold and Silver.

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