Huawei Honor 8 a Full Glass Midranger with Flagship Specs

Huawei’s Honor 8 is the latest phone in its Honor series, which is known for its affordability. The all glass Honor 8 is by no means a mid range phone. It has similar specifications as the Huawei P9 with half the price tag.

It contains Huawei’s Kirin 950 octa core chip and 2 variants with 3GB and 4GB RAM respectively. It offers upto 64GB of internal storage and Android Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on the software side.

The front features a 5.2″ 1080p display with an 8mp front camera. The back houses a dual 12mp camera with an aperture of f/2.2.

A 3000 mAh battery is contained within the Honor 8 with a type C slot and fast charging. A rear mounted fingerprint sits a few centimeters below the camera, as is the norm in Huawei’s phones.

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The device has a glass body with an aluminum frame on the sides which happens to be the same color as the glass. This is a design choice not seen anywhere else, where even Apple leaves the frame untouched.

There is no word on when the phone will be available internationally. It will be released in China on July 19th. The 3GB RAM, 32GB storage version will cost CNY 1,999 (~Rs 31,000), while the 4GB RAM 64GB version will cost CNY 2,499 (~Rs 39,000).

Huawei Honor 8 Specifications

  • CPU: 4x Cortex-A72 2.3 GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 1.8 GHz
  • GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
  • Chipset: Huawei Kirin 950
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Emotion UI 4.1
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, dual-SIM
  • Design: Glass body with Aluminum Frame
    • Dual Camera Setup
    • Rear Fingerprint scanner
  • Display:
    • 5.2” IPS display with 1080p resolution (423 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3/4 GB
    • Internal: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: Yes (uses second SIM slot)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Dual 12 MP, f/2.2,
    • Secondary: 8 MP/ 1080p
  • Connectivity: NFC, GPS with GLONASS/AGPS, Bluetooth, USB Type-C
  • Colours: White, Black, Gold, Blue Pink
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh battery
  • Price: CNY 1,999 or 31344 PKR (3GB/32GB), CNY 2,499 or 39184 PKR (4GB/64GB)

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  • Saif

    Expected price in Pakistan?

    • Zohaib Jahan

      Can be around 37000 for 3GB, 45000 for 4GB RAM :D

      • Prices would definitely be higher than those in China, but may be Rs. 2000 more maximum.

        • Zohaib Jahan

          I’m not sure 2000 on 30k worth mobile after budget 2016 :D
          I guess it was at least 1500 pkr per every mobile, 10,000 for high end smart phones

  • Zaeem

    2016 n a 3000 mah battery is a big dissappintment

    • M H Khan

      f/2.2 is a shame in today’s date

      • Suleman Asghar

        Well it’s not that bad considering it has dual lens. Image quality will be similar to p9. Even some iphone have f/2.2.

  • ajmal

    is 30k + mid range????

    • Zaim

      Not at all

    • KMQ

      Ajmal bhai aapki baat bhi theek hai but log aaj kal 50-70k wale mobiles lete hain tu us hisab se tu yeh mid range hi hua.

      Han humare jaise bandon ke liye tu yeh highend hai ya shayad us se bhi thoda upar.

    • Haamiz Ahmed

      Midrange he agar galaxy s7 htc 10 waghera k sath compare karain. Warna mere hisab se to nai he :)

  • M H Khan

    Sach kaho to 30k leke bhi midrange bolke insult se kam nhi

  • Muhammad Yasir

    when propk says 35k PKR is ‘MIDRANGE’

  • DevilMind

    what network bands it supports? will it work with Zong and Telenor 4G spectrums?

  • DevilMind

    what price is of Huawei P9??