Huawei has officially unveiled its newest phablet offering, and it is really big. The Honor Note 8 is the latest addition to the Chinese phone maker’s Honor line of smartphones, and it comes with a whopping 6.6 inch display screen, with a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels. This means that it is bigger and even sharper than Mi Max, the other behemoth phablet announced by another Chinese mobile giant, Xiaomi, in May earlier this year.
Now on to the other specifications of Huawei’s Honor Note 8 -- apart from the 6.6 inch size, the phablet is also equipped with a 13 megapixel camera on the rear side, and an 8 megapixel camera on the front side (with an 85 degree wide angle lens). Inside its huge frame, the giant handset also houses a Hi Silicon Kirin 955 SoC and a Mali T880 MP4 graphics processing unit (GPU), supported by 4 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) as well as internal memory configurations of 32 gigabytes, 64 gigabytes, or 128 gigabytes. The device also features fingerprint scanner, LTE, and a 4,500 mAh battery.
Not content with with announcing a new phablet, Huawei has also unveiled the Honor 5, which can be considered a more modest iteration of the Honor 5X. The device comes with a 5 inch display screen (with 720 pixel resolution), flanked by an 8 megapixel camera on the rear side and a 2 megapixel camera on the front side. With regards to hardware specifications, the Honor 5 features a Media Tek MT6735P 64 bit four core chip set, paired with a Mali T720 GPU. This comes with support of 2 gigabytes of RAM and 16 gigabytes of onboard memory, but expandable up to 128 gigabytes by way of a micro SD card. The device features a couple of SIM card slots, a 2,200 mAh battery, and comes preinstalled with Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Huawei will launch the Honor Note 8 on August 9th of this year in its native China for a price range of about $346 to $420. As for the Note 5, it will debut in the Chinese mobile market a bit earlier, hitting stores on August 2nd for a price of just $90. Huawei has stated that it intends to release the Honor Note 8 to the US mobile market, but there is no definite word on yet regarding when that might be.
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