Huawei’s Honor V9 has made it out of China into Europe as the Honor 8 Pro, carrying a different name but the same specs and looks. The handset starts at a £474 (roughly Rs 38400) price tag and will be sold in the UK, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.
Huawei is placing a special emphasis on the Honor 8 Pro’s VR capabilities, claiming that its Quad HD 5.7-inch display delivers cinema-level visuals. It’s bundled the phone with the Jaunt VR app and Google Cardboard headset to make the leap to virtual reality more convenient for users.
The Honor 8 Pro’s main showstopper is its dual 12MP rear cameras. One shoots in monochrome and the other in color. The two combined are supposed to ensure higher-quality snaps. There’s also a wide aperture mode, laser autofocus abilities, and support for UHD 4K video.
Another highlight of the Huawei handset is its 4000mAh battery. The powerhouse is supposed to offer 2 days worth of regular use from a single charge and 1.5 days of heavy use. The smartphone also offers the processing might of the brand’s latest Kirin 960 SoC combined with 6GB of RAM.
A rapid look at the Huawei Honor 8 Pro’s specifications:
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1
– Display: 5.7-inch LTPS, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– CPU: octa-core Kirin 960
– Storage: 64GB, expandable
– RAM: 6GB
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 4000mAh
– Weight: 184g
– Size: 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C
You can pre-order the Honor 8 Pro here. Huawei’s currently offering goodie bundles which throw in a free 128GB Sandisk memory card, tripod, VR headset, 10000mAh powerbank, or Strontium MicroSDXC Card 3-in-1 depending on the bundle chosen.