“The Honor 8 gets two cameras at the back with laser autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash”
After holding an exclusive preview of the Honor 8 earlier this month, the brand has today launched the flagship in India. Originally unveiled in China in July, the Honor 8 flaunts a dual 12-megapixel camera setup at the back, accompanied by laser autofocus, a dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lenses, and 1.76-micron pixel size. Like the Huawei P9, one of the lenses is RGB and the other is monochrome. The selfies are captured by an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter with f/2.4 aperture.
The Honor 8 sports a premium metal unibody design, and a fingerprint sensor at the back. The fingerprint sensor is also a physical button, and is capable of opening preset shortcuts and apps with a press, long press and double press, a feature Honor calls Smart Key. The phone features a 5.2-inch full HD 2.5D curved glass display, and boots Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top. Handling the performance is an octa-core Kirin 950 SoC, aided by 4GB of RAM and a Mali T880-MP4 GPU. The storage capacity on board is 32GB, which is expandable via microSD. Connectivity-wise, it offers 4G LTE, a single-SIM slot, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, a USB Type-C port, and GPS. Unfortunately, the Honor 8 doesn’t support VoLTE out of the box. A 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support keeps the whole package running.
Alongside the Honor 8, the company has also launched the Honor 8 Smart. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch full HD display, metal design, and gets a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. It is powered by a 2.0GHz Kirin 650 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. It gets a 3,000mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor at the rear.
The Honor 8 has been priced at Rs 29,999, while the Honor 8 Smart costs Rs 19,999. The former will be available on Amazon, Flipkart and Honor Store starting from 3 pm today. It will also be available in the brick-and-mortar stores across the country. The Honor 8 Smart will go on sale in the coming days.