Huawei has expanded its Honor portfolio with the launch of Honor 8 Pro smartphone. The new handset is the international version of Honor’s V9 that was unveiled earlier this year.
The Honor 8 sports an all-aluminum chassis has traditional color-matched, plastic antenna lines running across the back, giving it a premium albeit familiar look. It features a dual camera setup with a dual-colour LED flash. There’s also a circular, recessed fingerprint sensor mounted on the rear panel.
The smartphone runs on the new Kirin 960 processor alongside 4x ARM Cortex-A73 and 4x ARM Cortex-A53 and the Mali-G71MP8 graphics. The chipset is paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It features a 5.7-inch QHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution.
The Honor 8 Pro draws its power from a 4000mAh battery and supports Huawei Supercharge with appropriate power adapters for faster charging via the Type-C port on the bottom of the phone. This is still a USB 2.0 port, as per the regular Honor 8.
The move to EMUI 5.1 will afford some additional software adjustments with the camera, and one of the features Honor was keen to promote is 4K recording in H.265, as well as an embedded feature called Highlights (co-created with GoPro) to help merge relevant photos and clips taken with the device when the user has a specific journey.
The smartphone will be available in Western Europe at an expected price of 549 Euro or £475. Pre-orders are currently available at vmall.eu, or a full Amazon launch will occur on April 20th....