Honor Note 8 goes official with a 6.6-inch 2K screen and bustling spec sheet


Honor, a brand affiliated to Chinese mobile mastermind Huawei, today introduced a new big-screen handset – the Honor Note 8. Priced at $345 (CNY 2,299) for the 32GB base model, the device packs an impressive array of premium features.

For starters, the Note 8's 6.6-inch, 2K resolution display is certainly eyebrow-raising material. Honor touts it as ideal for multimedia, productivity, and gaming, which makes sense considering the immense screen real estate and pixel density. Sensibly, there's split-screen feature to make the most of it. Moreover, the handset uses a Super AMOLED panel that covers 105% of the NTSC color gamut with a 70,000:1 contrast ratio. The screen-to-body ratio is advertised at 80%, which is generally great, and at 0.28in (7.18mm) thickness, the smartphone has a refined presence.

Honor also took advantage of the extra footprint to stuff in a sizable 4500mAh battery with fast charging, and implemented power-saving algorithms in order to squeeze out 13.4 hours of continuous 1080p video playback and 6.5 hours (average) of gaming.

Speaking of gaming, the Kirin 955 chipset with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM ought to be able to handle intense modern games, as well as everything else you throw at it. It's a modern SoC built on a 16nm process, with eight CPU cores and a maximum speed of 2.5GHz. The Mali-T880 GPU which handles rendering operates at 900MHz max. This is a speedy chipset all-around, although the 2K display resolution will undoubtedly tax it.

The Honor Note 8 also brings a 13MP rear camera with a large F2.0 aperture, an RGBW sensor, optical image stabilization, and a bespoke image processing engine. The front cam is an 8MP unit, said to be brighter than average to facilitate video chat. In addition, the smartphone features a fingerprint sensor and dual-SIM support, along with chip-level security and the ability to take a screenshots by tapping the screen with your knuckle.

The Honor Note 8 comes off as an accomplished handset, worthy of crowning the brand's high-end line-up. Alas, it's only bound for China at the moment.

source: Honor (Translated)
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