Huawei Honor 8 leak suggests we'll be getting a scaled-down version of the Honor V8

Huawei Honor 8 leak suggests we'll be getting a scaled-down version of the Honor V8
It feels like 2016 is destined to go down in history as the year of the year of the dual-camera smartphone, and earlier this year Huawei's Honor brand gave us a prime example of this trend, with the introduction of the 5.7-inch Honor V8 and its dual 12MP shooters. That's well and good, but such phablet-sized handsets aren't necessarily for everyone. Luckily for those shoppers, now we're hearing about another Honor model that appears to be in the pipeline, as a leak outs a possible Honor 8.

While the Honor 8 is rumored to keep that same dual-12MP-rear-camera arrangement as its Honor V8 big brother, the Honor 8 would dial its screen size back to just 5.2 inches – the same size as last year's Honor 7.

Supposedly in development as codename Faraday, the phone could emerge as a strong contender in Huawei's Honor lineup, with hardware specs largely in line with those of the Honor V8: those include a Kirin 950 (or even 955) processor and a healthy 4GB of RAM. Other possible hardware details include support for wireless charging, a USB Type-C interface, and an infrared transceiver for controlling external appliances.

Reports are painting the Honor 8 as an exceptionally “beautiful” handset, enclosed on both sides by 2.5D curved glass.

At least, that's what we're hearing right now, but we're not sure exactly where a lot of these details are coming from, so we wouldn't necessarily suggest betting that the phone will emerge exactly as described. But even if it's relatively close to this depiction, would you be interested in a slightly scaled-down version of the Honor V8?

source: GizmoChina via GSM Arena

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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)

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2 Comments

1. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I'd like to know how Huawei's Honor 8 compares with their recently released P9 - both 5.2 inch in size. I presume that the former will be less expensive?

2. ToastedBacon21

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 18, 2015

The 950?? Seriously?? Huawei stutters. I can tell from my experience. Even my GS5 does way better.

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