Huawei’s Honor Flagship Coming to US

August 18, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Huawei’s Honor 8, the premium smartphone from Huawei’s Honor series is making its way into US after being launched in its hometown China a month ago. The move comes as a result of Huawei’s long-running desire to get a foothold in the US smartphone market.

Unlike the Huawei P9 device, which is the flagship device of the company, the Honor 8 is not officially a Huawei flagship phone. Yet, it packs all the premium features to capture the smartphone frenzy minds, and also stands on top among the list of Honor devices.

The 5.2-inch full HD device comes with glass-backing which you can find in top end smartphones like the Galaxy S6 Edge. On its rear side is a dual camera system that boasts 12MP sensors, one for capturing the image in RGB, while the other for capturing images in monochrome.

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Better image qualities are delivered by the device by processing the image simultaneously for a single combined picture. Joining the dual-cam setup on the rear-side is a fingerprint sensor, which can also be used to open specific apps and as shutter button. The front side of the device features an 8MP camera that can capture 1080p videos.

Inside, the Huawei Honor 8 houses an octa-core Kirin 950 processor that is paired with a massive RAM of 4GB. With inbuilt storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, the device offers storage expansion of up to 128GB. The device features fast charging technology with its 3000mAh battery, and also features other swift connectivity options like USB Type-C. The Android Marshmallow running device will be having Emotion 4.0 UI layered on top of it.

Pre-order for Honor 8 will begin on August 17, with Huawei pricing the device at $400 for the 32GB version, and $450 for the 64GB version. The device will be made available through Huawei’s website as well as on Amazon and Best Buy.

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