In case you weren’t watching the virtual launch, Huawei’s e-brand, Honor, has just taken the wraps off its latest handset, the Honor 8 Pro that previously launched as the Honor V9 in China back in February. The Honor 8 Pro is both bigger and more powerful than the beautiful Honor 8 that launched in August 2016. Luckily, it would appear that despite sporting a bigger display with QHD resolution, the latest Kirin 960 processor, a whopping 6GB of RAM, and a bigger battery, the Honor 8 Pro is still a great looking handset. Join us after the break for more details and images.
The Honor 8 Pro boasts a 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 515 pixels-per-inch. Under the hood is the latest HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage that can be augmented by up to 128GB via the included MicroSD slot that is present on the hybrid SIM tray. The rear panel sports a dual camera setup which consists of a 12MP RGB sensor and a 12MP Monochrome reader, along with a fingerprint sensor. A 3.5mm audio jack is present to the left of the USB Type-C charging port on the bottom of the device, with a single speaker to the right. A big 4,000mAh non-removable battery is present which should get through the day with ease. The Honor 8 Pro runs Android 7 Nougat and Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 interface out of the box.
As you can see from the specifications mentioned, the Honor 8 Pro represents a step up in both performance and physical size from the Honor 8. The added grunt and increased display resolution should enable the Honor 8 Pro to handle VR tasks with ease, with 100’s of premium virtual reality experiences available care of the pre-installed Jaunt VR app and the VR headset that is included in the box.
When you look at the front of the phone, it just looks like a slightly bigger Honor 8, and that is not a bad thing at all. One thing that has changed is the material used on the rear panel, instead of the treacherously slippy glass sported by the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Pro boasts an anodized paint job on its aluminum unibody. Again, this is not a bad thing. The handset comes in with dimensions of 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm and weighing 184 grams.
Wilkin Lee, Honor UK’s Sales and Marketing manager, had this to say about the Honor 8 Pro
“With the Honor 8 Pro, we’ve gone to great lengths to make sure our users are equipped with the best battery performance so they can make the most of the handset’s other impressive capabilities and maximise online experiences.”
Unlike the Honor V8 that launched in China last year, the Honor 8 Pro is available to pre-order in the UK for £474.99 in Navy Blue directly from vMall.eu today with an Honor tripod and a 128GB SanDisk memory card thrown in. Alternatively, Amazon will have the handset for sale from April 20 onwards.
What do you think of the Honor 8 Pro? Would you like to see it launch in your region?
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