As expected, Huawei’s sub-brand – Honor has come up with yet another device for the Indian market. The new device is dubbed as the Honor 8, which was first launched in China, back in July this year. The Honor 8 is priced at Rs. 29,999. At the launch event, the company also showcased the Honor Holly 3, which will be a part of the "Make in India" initiative and would cost Rs. 9,999. Another variant of the Honor 8, dubbed as the Honor 8 Smart will retail at Rs. 20,000.
The key feature of the Honor 8 smartphone is its dual-camera setup, something that we have already seen on Huawei’s P9. On Honor 8, there are two 12-megapixel rear cameras, placed side by side. The primary lens of the dual camera is integrated with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, BSI CMOS sensor, laser autofocus, and 1080p video recording capability. The second lens is responsible for capturing in-depth information of the subject, to re-focus on the scene, and absorb better lighting for perfect clicks. There is an 8-megapixel selfie camera on board with a f/2.4 aperture.
For other specifications, the Honor 8 features an all-metal design with a fingerprint scanner placed on the rear of the device. The device features a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display with 2.5D glass on front screen and back. It is powered by Huawei’s exclusive HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core chipset. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is backed by a 3000mAh battery with fast-charging technology that charges the device to 47 percent (from zero percent) in just 30 minutes.. It comes in two RAM and storage variants – 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. The fingerprint sensor on the device is touted to unlock the device in just 0.4 seconds and can also be used for customisable app launcher.
For connectivity, Honor 8 supports 4G with VoLTE and Smart dual-band Wi-Fi switching that supports 2.4 GHz/5 GHz bands and conveniently switches to the faster 5 GHz band when the 2.4 GHz signal goes weak. Other connectivity features include Hybrid dual-SIM, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and Infrared sensor.