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Honor 8 India Launch Set for Today

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Huawei Terminal’s brand Honor is all set to launch its flagship smartphone in India on Wednesday – the Honor 8. The highlight feature of the smartphone is its dual rear camera setup. The New Delhi launch event is scheduled to begin at 11:30am IST. The company said it would unveil other devices at the event, but did not reveal what these would be.

To recall, the Honor 8 was launched in China back in July. Three memory and inbuilt storage variants had been launched – 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000) model, 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage model CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000), and CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000). The company is anticipated to launch the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model in the country.

The Honor 8 is a dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) smartphone that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s EMUI 4.1 skin on top. It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS LCD display with a pixel density of 423ppi.

The Honor 8 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 950 processor. As we mentioned, the smartphone bears a dual rear camera setup, sporting two 12-megapixel cameras. The rear cameras also feature dual-tone LED flash, and laser autofocus. On the front, the Honor 8 bears an 8-megapixel camera. The rear panel also sports a fingerprint sensor.

The 32GB of inbuilt storage on the smartphone is expandable via the hybrid dual-SIM card slot, where if users are not utilising the second SIM card slot they can use a microSD card (up to 128GB) instead. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and an infrared scanner. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery.

The smartphone measures in at 145.5x71x7.45mm, and weighs 153 grams. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.

Huawei Honor 8

General

Release date July 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 145.50 x 71.00 x 7.45
Weight (g) 153.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 423

Hardware

Processor 1.8GHz  octa-core
Processor make Kirin 950
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 12-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 6.0
Skin Emotion UI 4.1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No