Now there’s a truly competitive device from Huawei’s Honor sub-brand that is being sold in the United States. Beginning today, people in the U.S. can purchase the Honor 8 online and in retail stores nationwide.
While the Honor 5X showed up earlier this year with an interesting build and mid-range specifications, Huawei is positioning the Honor 8 as a high-end device. It’s made of aluminum and glass, protecting the internals that are equally premium.
The Honor 8 features a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, Kirin 950 processor, 4GB of RAM, two 12MP rear cameras, an 8MP front-facing camera, a 3000mAh battery, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint scanner, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow behind EMUI 4.1.
Retailers partnering with Huawei to sell the Honor 8 include Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg, and B&H Photo. Only Best Buy, though, is offering the phone in Sapphire Blue as an exclusive while the others have Midnight Black and Pearl White in stock.
Wherever you get it, the Honor 8’s starting price is $399 for the 32GB model while the 64GB model is priced at $449.