Close on the heels of OnePlus 5 launch, Huawei has unveiled its challenger in the flagship battle. Huawei Honor 8 Pro boasts an impressive spec sheet.Though unlike OnePlus 5 Honor 8 Pro is not a completely new device and has been selling in Europe since April.
The smartphone boasts of Dual Camera setup, a massive 4000 mAH battery, 6GB RAM and Quad core processor clocked at 2.4GHz. Colour options include Navy Blue and Midnight Black colour, and the phone will be available in first half July. Price has not been revealed yet but Huawei officials said that price will be in affordable range.
Dual camera setup of Honor 8 Pro consists of two 12-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser auto-focus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. One sensor takes the images in RGB while the other takes them in monochrome. At the front an 8-megapixel sensor is available.
Honor 8 Pro runs Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 skin on top. It gets a 5.7-inch QHD (with very impressive 1440×2560 pixels resolution) LTPS LCD display. It is powered by Kirin 960 (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + 4 Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It comes with 128GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded further by using the hybrid microSD card slot (up to 256GB).
The connectivity options on the Dual SIM Honor 8 Pro include 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery and comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back.
Honor 8 Pro also gets some Virtual reality apps preinstalled and even the box that the phone comes in will turn into a Google Cardboard viewer for VR experience. Galaxy on Fire 3 and Jaunt VR apps come pre-installed. Company has also partnered with Gameloft and GoPro for in-built apps (including the GoPro Quik app).