Apr 07, 2017 10:12 AM EDT
The Huawei Honor 8 Pro is an upper-midrange device that features some mind-blowing specs and also has a budget-friendly price tag. The unlocked 5.7-inch smartphone was launched earlier this year in China as the Honor V9, but the phone has now been launched in Europe under the name the Honor 8 Pro. It is believed that the Honor 8 Pro is packed with flagships specs and also looks like a device that should cost more that it current price.
Although the new device features a design that looks like the iPhone 7 Plus and also appears to have some features that are peculiar to Huawei Honor V8 and Huawei P10. The Huawei Honor 8 Pro smartphone sports a dual-camera setup on the rear and a touchscreen display along with 2,960 pixels by 1,440 pixels at a PPI of 515 pixels per inch resolution.
The device also features a 4,000mAh battery, which the developer says could last up to two days, with a single charge. It is reported that the big battery of the Honor 8 Pro did not make the device chunky as the solid metal build makes it feel like other premium devices launched by the developer.
These curved edges make the massive 5.7-inch screen with QHD resolution coupled Gorilla Glass 3, not to feel quite as big to hold. The device is less than 7 mm thick. According to CNET, the Huawei Honor 8 Pro smartphone runs on its developer's latest home-made octa-core processor.
The smartphone has 6GB of RAM, a nice matte metal finish, glass screen curves at the edge, and available in Navy Blue, Black, and Platinum Gold color variants. Users can swipe their fingers over the fingerprint sensor on the back of the Huawei Honor 8 Pro to browse photos or access the notification panel.
The scanner can also be used for the developer's navigation gestures and to lock sensitive files or apps. It is also reported that there is a single speaker along with USB Type-C and the now-endangered 3.5 mm headphone port at the bottom of the Huawei Honor 8 Pro.
Meanwhile, according to Android Authority, there is an IR blaster and a power button underneath the volume rocker on the right edge of the device. The Huawei Honor 8 Pro runs Android Nougat as well as EMUI 5.1 on top, and has a similar setup to the P10, in the sense that one of the 12-MP sensors captures colored photos, while the other takes only black and white pictures.
The pre-order of the Honor 8 Pro commenced on April 5 in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland, but there is no update on when it will commence in the United State and Australia. The device is priced £475 or 549 euros, (around $585 or AU$770).
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