Huawei has pulled the curtains off its latest flagship for select markets, the new Honor V8. The phone borrows a bit from the P9 smartphone which we’ve already seen.
The phone will come with a few specs differing between versions. The 5.7” display on the front can be had in either FHD or QHD resolutions. It is an IPS panel with a curved 2.5D glass on top.
The phone comes with optional dual-SIM and runs on Android Marshmallow with EMUI. Under the hood, you get a Kirin 950 with four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 cores. RAM is set at 4 GB while storage is set at either 32 with the FHD model or 64 GB with QHD.
It is the back which resembles the P9 most, though, thanks to its dual 12 MP camera setup which can take 360-degree images. There’s no Leica branding, however, since they aren’t exactly free. You still get laser autofocus, f/2.2 and dual-LED Flash, though. The front also has an 8 MP camera with f/2.4.
Connectivity includes LTE, Wi-Fi ac, optional NFC (present in QHD model) as well as Type-C port, which is now the norm for high-end phones. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back.
Pricing starts at $350 for the FHD, 32 GB model with no NFC, and rises to $430 with a QHD display, NFC and 64 GB RAM. If you are not big on such clear displays, you can save yourself a few bucks this way.
Honor V8 Specifications:
- CPU: quad-core Cortex-A72 plus quad-core Cortex-A53
- Chipset: Huawei Kirin 950
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
- Supported Networks:
- Display: 5.7” IPS display with curved 2.5D glass
- Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) or QHD (2160 x 1440) resolution
- Memory: RAM: 4 GB / Internal: 64 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Camera: Primary: dual 12 MP six-element lens with laser autofocus, f/2.2, 1.76 micron pixel-size, dual-LED Flash / Secondary: 8 MP with f/2.4
- Connectivity: USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi ac, LTE, optional NFC
- Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 3,500 mAh
- Price: $350 or approx Rs 36,000 (FHD/32GB/non-NFC), $439 or approx. Rs. 45,000 (QHD, 64GB/NFC)