Honor 8 vendor render shows familiar look

Manny Pham
July 5, 2016

Thanks to retailers getting ahead of themselves, a Honor 8 vendor render has appeared online, before the official launch next week.

For journalists, party fouls like this are brilliant and for you guys its even better as you’re probably looking for your next daily driver. The Honor 8 vendor render reveals a device that we’ve seen before, as the Honor 8 has a striking resemblance to the Honor V8 (below). The render also confirms the submissions seen on Chinese regulatory board TENAA.

It’s clear Honor used the template of the V8, which is quite lazy to be honest and could cause some confusion if the V8 makes its way to the UK.

Honor V8

One noticeable difference between the device is the dual-camera system seen on the Honor 8. We saw Huawei employ the technology with the Huawei P9 and it seems sub-brand Honor has asked its big brother Huawei, for a little leg up in the lower end of the market spectrum.

Specs and release

It was revealed last week in an invite, Honor’s intention of launching the Honor 8 on July 11th, 11:30 BST, in Shanghai. Rumours are pointing at the Honor 8 using Huawei’s latest and greatest – Kirin 955 processor – seem on the Huawei P9. But it is more likely to use the Kirin 950.

It will sport a 5.2-inch FHD screen, 3GB/4GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB/128GB of internal memory. Main snapper will be 12-megapixels and 8-megapixels for the front-facing selfie camera. A rear-facing fingerprint sensor will be conveniently used as will there be a 2,900mAh battery.

What Mobile will be covering the event so expect live tweeting, pictures and gossip. Stay tuned with us for more details in the run-up to the big reveal.

For more on Honor, visit what Mobile’s dedicated Honor page.  


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