It has only been half a year since Huawei first introduced an Honor smartphone to the United States mobile market, but the Chinese phone maker is already offering a new one. Introducing the Honor 8, which Huawei is positioning as a smartphone for millennials, and it is set to be made available for preordering beginning on August 17th of this year by way of the Honor official website, Best Buy, Amazon, and other ecommerce entities for a price of $400.
The Honor 8 device comes with a flashy design, solid camera specifications, and a fingerprint scanner -- the three key features that Huawei believes should interest the millennial generation, as explained by Michelle Xiong, the vice president of the smartphone division at Huawei. The Chinese mobile giant is also highlighting the fact that the Honor 8 was manufactured with multilayer optical filming, which helps the device capture light and reflect it subtly. Although some users may remark that the handset looks similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S6, Huawei’s smartphone does have some unique physical attributes, including an aircraft grade aluminum bezel, 2.5D glass that is curved just a bit, and vertical lines that show and fade.
With the Honor 8, Huawei has decided to keep the rear side cameras under the glass instead of having them protrude, as seen in other high profile devices such as the Galaxy S7, Apple’s iPhone 6s, and LG’s Nexus 5X. Speaking of which, the Honor 8 features a 12 megapixel camera (dual configuration) on the rear side, and an 8 megapixel camera on the front side. The rear camera comes with an RGB sensor that collects color data, and a monochrome lens that captures details. If this sounds familiar, that is because Huawei’s flagship device, the P9 (coengineered by camera manufacturer Leica), uses this same combination.
And like the P9, the Honor 8 features Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 software overlaid on Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This partnership results to cool functionalities such as the ability to assign custom tasks to individual fingers laid on the sensor, or allowing users to outline a specific area in the screen with the use of the knuckle. Other similarities to the P9 include a 5.2 inch display screen (with 1,080 pixel resolution), a USB Type C charging port, and a 3,000 mAh battery, with support for fast charging, going from 0 to 50 percent after half an hour of being recharged.
Other features of the Honor 8 include a Kirin 950 eight core processor, and color options of black, white, and blue. Apart from the regular one year warranty option, Huawei is also offering a special warranty for its latest device. This special warranty promises to take care of any damage sustained to the device’s glass covering for the first three months since a unit was bought.
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