Honor 8 announced by Huawei in Asia, as the top of the Honor series


Honor 8 announced by Huawei

In a press event held in China earlier this morning, Huawei revealed a new Honor series smartphone, the Honor 8. The device comes with a gorgeous glass and metal body, which is pretty slim at its 7.45mm in thickness and it weighs a little over 150 grams.

At the front there is a 5.2-inch Full HD display covered with a double layer of 2.5D curved glass on both sides. Honor 8 packs an octa-core Kirin 950 processor with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU and it will come in 3GB and 4GB of RAM variants. The 3GB RAM model will only go on sale with 32GB of internal storage, while the two 4GB of RAM models will pack 32 and/or 64GB of internal storage, all expandable for up to another 128GB through a hybrid dual SIM / microSD card slot.


Huawei also equipped the Honor 8 with a 12MP sensor the rear camera and with dual tone LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens (whatever this means), plus an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper with f/2.4 aperture.

In addition, the Honor 8 announced by Huawei in Asia feature fingerprint technology at the back, comes with a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging and runs Android 6.0  Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1. Connectivity wise, the new Honor series Huawei device sports USB-C, BFC, Bluetooth and 4G LTE too.

Price-wise, the Honor 8 with 3GB of RAM will cost about $300, the 4GB models cost $340, $375 respectively. As for the colours, Huawei will sell the Honor 8 in Sunrise Gold, Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue and Sakura Pink colour variants.