Honor unveils affordable Honor 8 with P9 specs

Manny Pham
July 12, 2016

The affordable Honor 8 has been announced with near P9 specs, it’s similar to the Huawei P9 but at a price that won’t have your accountant in tears.

Honor just might pull itself out of Huawei’s shadow with the announcement of the Honor 8, an impressive device on paper. In fact, if we saw the spec sheet not knowing it was the Honor 8, we would have thought it was the recent Huawei P9 with a couple of minor mistakes. 

Honor 8 or Huawei P9?

There are so plenty similarities between the two devices so we’ll just sound off what they have in common first. The Honor 8 will have that full HD 5.2-inch display featuring in a 32GB/3GB RAM and 64GB/4GB RAM model.

The dual-camera sensor was leaked heavily beforehand and the leaks prove to be true, and it is looking to be the same camera seen on the Huawei P9, without the Leica co-engineering. Whether it performs as impressive as the P9 remains to be seen. It has a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and a front-facing 8-megapixel sensor.

The Honor 8 will also have a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, something that Honor devices have featured for a while now, including the Honor 5X. If 64GB of internal memory isn’t enough for you, you can expand it via microSD. There will also be a 3,000mAh battery capacity, which is charged with a USB-C connection.

Powering the show is a 2.3GHz Kirin 950, slightly less powerful than the 2.5GHz Kirin 955 seen on the Huawei P9.

The powerful and affordable Honor 8

honor 8

The affordable Honor 8 is available for pre-order in China with the 32GB/3GB going for 1,999 Yuan (£230), while the 64GB/4GB RAM model priced at 2,499 (£285). We reached out to Honor for a UK release and official pricing, we’ll update once we know.

Honor’s new smartphone will come in Sunrise Gold, Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink, or Sapphire Blue.

For more on Honor, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Honor page

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