Honor 8 launch date leaked

Manny Pham
June 29, 2016

The almost confirmed Honor 8 will be launched on July 11th thanks to a leaked invite, which also confirms the dual-camera system.

With the release date impending, we’re sure Huawei can forgive this little slip, as invites for the event in Shanghai has been revealed by Honor President for Business, Zhao Gang. The invite (below) confirms there will be a new flagship device launching on July 11th at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China at 18:30 CST (11:30 BST).

honor 8 invite

Honor has been teasing the Honor 8 for a while now with the most recent being a coming soon poster. Previously we heard speculation on a July 5th release, which has now proven to be completely untrue.

Dual-camera system confirmed

Looking closely at the invite you can see ‘OO’ next to where it says Honor 8 in Mandarin Chinese. We’ve seen this before with Huawei heavily teasing with the hashtag #OO, in the promotion of the Huawei P9.

honor 8

Honor are a sub-brand of Huawei, selling budget handsets and dealing almost entirely in e-commerce globally. It’s not too much of a surprise for Honor to be using the same marketing strategy, but it’s quite poor as there’s a lack of imagination here. But, we’re getting a dual-camera system on a device that will most likely be affordable.

The Honor 8 was heavily speculated to have a dual-camera system thanks to China’s regulatory body TENAA, revealing the device months before.

honor 8


The Honor 8 is expected to sport a Kirin 955 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal memory, FHD 5.2-inch screen, rear fingerprint scanner, USB-C, and a 3,200mAH battery.

As for the dual-cameras we should be getting 12-megapixels. Potentially we could be seeing the Huawei P9 camera on the Honor 7, although it will be fully Huawei engineered with Leica not taking part in the development.

The Honor 7 retails for £249.99, so a price point in that region is expected. The launch will happen July 11th at 11:30 BST (18:30 CST).

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