Huawei’s Honor brand has launched its new flagship smartphone the Honor 8 in China. As one would expect, the phone is pretty similar to the Huawei’s flagship smartphone, the P9 and even sports 12MP dual-rear cameras along with an 8MP front camera. However, while the Huawei P9 sports a Kirin 955 SoC, the Honor 8 is powered by a Kirin 950 chipset.
The Honor 8 is equipped with a 5.2-inch Full HD display and features a fingerprint scanner located at the back. The phone runs Android Marshmallow v6.0 with EMUI 4.1 layered over it. The phone is available in three variants, the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant priced at CNY 1,999 (approx. Rs. 20,000), 4GB RAM/32GB storage variant is priced at CNY 2,299 (approx. Rs. 23,000), while the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant is priced at CNY 2,499 (approx. Rs. 25,000).
It is not yet known if and when the phone will be available outside China. Honor previous flagship the Honor 7 was unveiled in China in July, but was launched in India in October at Rs. 22,999. However, Honor did launch the Honor 5C in India just a couple of months after its launch in China.