Chinese multinational Huawei?is set to unveil the much rumored ?Honor 8? at an upcoming event on July 11. Though earlier rumors suggested a July 5 release date, Huawei Honor?s president of Business, Zhao George, cleared up the rumors revealing the official launch date as that of July 11, 2016 on a new teaser. The launching is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China.
The Honor 8 will replace the previous Honor 7 model and is expected to launch in several variants.?The recent leak by China?s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) revealed several photos of the Honor 8, confirming most of the specifications of the new handset.
The device numbered as FRD-AL00 boasts of a slim metal frame that?s sealed in a white glass back, with dimensions 145.5 x 71 x 7.45-mm and weighing 153 grams.?The smartphone is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 950 SoC clocked at 2.3GHz and 4GB of RAM plus 32GB of onboard storage.
On the back, the device features dual 12MP cameras with LED flash while a front 8MP sensor acts as a selfie snapper. It remains to be seen whether it has same Leica sensors as Huawei P9. It also sports a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, fingerprint sensor on the rear, 2900mAh battery and the device will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
A second handset, model number EDI-DL00, also recently showed up in a TENAA filing. The device referred to as Honor 8 Max is a massive phone with a 6.6-inch AMOLED Quad-HD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution. It is ?also powered by a Kirin 950 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.3GHz alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of local flash storage.
Unlike the normal Honor 8, it doesn?t have dual cameras on its rear, but instead offers a 13MP shooter on the back and a 5MP selfie clicker on the front. Honor 8 Max is slightly different design-wise as it comes in an all metal unibody design with gold and silver color options.
It measures 178.8 ? 90.9 ? 7.18-mm, with a total weight of 219 grams. The battery pack is a massive 4400mAh this time around and appears to boot Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Huawei Honor 8 Price
Price for the base model of Honor 8 is expected to start at $300 and other variants with storage options ranging from 32GB, 64GB and 128GB are expected to be priced as high as $450.
There is still a bit of confusion regarding the number of variants of the device and their specifications. However, here?s the expected price listing of Huawei Honor 8:
- 4GB + 32GB standard model (without NFC) ? 1,999 Yuan ($308)
- 4GB + 32GB (supports all networks) ? 2,199 Yuan ($334)
- 4GB + 64GB ? 2499 Yuan ($380)
- Top-end model with 2K display, 4GB RAM + 128GB ? 2,799 Yuan ($425)