Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone under its Honor sub-brand. Dubbed the Huawei Honor 8 Pro, the new handset features a sizable 5.7-inch quad HD display (2,560 x 1,440 resolution, 515 PPI) that’s powered by an octa-core Kirin 960 processor, Mali-G71 graphics and 6GB of RAM.
There’s also 64GB of local storage on tap that’s expandable up to 128GB, dual 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras with f/2.2 aperture lenses, an 8-megapixel selfie camera up front, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C charging and more.
A large 4,000mAh battery with Fast Charging technology keeps the show going. Speaking of, that show will be powered by Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s custom EMUI 5.1 overlay on top (sorry, no pure Android here).
The handset measures 157mm x 77.5mm x 6.79mm and weighs just 184 grams.
The Huawei Honor 8 Pro will be offered in your choice of blue, black and gold color schemes starting at £475, or just south of $600. Given the general cost of today’s flagships (Samsung's Galaxy S8, for example, starts at $750), that’s on the lower end of the scale for a handset that looks incredibly solid – at least, on paper.
No word yet on whether it’ll be sold through your local US carrier but you should be able to grab one from Amazon come April 20.