Huawei Honor 8 pro review and specifications; preorders begin today

Honor 8 pro

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has introduced the Honor V9 in China last month and the Chinese tech giant is now launching the same device with a different name the Honor 8 Pro in Europe. The upcoming smartphone from Huawei will officially unveil in Europe today.

Design and Display

Huawei already has extensive Honor 8 series that include Honor 8, Honor 8 Lite, and the Honor 8 Smart. Now, Honor 8 Pro is a new flagship mobile from Huawei that is a upgrade to Honor 8. This has all-metal body and rounded corners with 5.7 inch display. With Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution Honor 8 Pro offers a pixel density of 515 ppi. The smartphone will have Kirin 960 octa-core processor inside clocked at 2.4 GHz, along with 6 GB RAM, 64 GB of built in storage and a microSD card to add up to 256 GB of added storage.

Camera and OS

Coming to the camera department, it will be continuing with the same 12MP + 12MP dual rear camera setup. For selfies, there is an 8MP camera on the front. While the rear camera can record videos in 4K resolution and also feature feature f/2.2, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, the front camera is limited to Full HD resolution. The device will be running on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat based EMUI 5.0 out of the box.

Connectivity

It features dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G VoLTE connectivity. The Honor 8 Pro measures 157 x 77.50 x 6.97 mm and weighs 184 grams. Connectivity include Cat 6 LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, 3.5mm Audio port, and a USB Type-C port.

Battery and Performance

It is backed by a 4000mAh non-removable battery and is mentioned to give up to 1.5 days. There is also a Smart Power Mode which can push battery life upto 2 days. Kirin 960 in Honor 8 Pro with four high-performance 2.4GHz Cortex-A73 cores and four low-power 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 cores can give you optimal power for smaller tasks using it A53 cores and high performance using it A73 cores whenever required. Coiming to GPU’s, the Kirin 960 boasts that it’s the first processor to market with full support for the Vulkan API and promising big performance gains for mobile devices. Kirin 960 already has an antutu score of 128033 on Huawei Mate 9. Its expected to show higher results in Honor 8 Pro, thanks to its its improved GPU.

The official European pricing details have yet to be announced, though the model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage sells for about $436 in China.

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