Honor Note 8 unveiled with 6.6-inch QHD screen

Manny Pham
August 1, 2016

Honor is keeping the momentum going in 2016 by unveiling the impressive Honor Note 8. It has a QHD screen, a feature not expected from a sub-brand. 

Huawei sub-brand Honor usually drop slews of impressive budget devices that aren’t too harsh on the wallet, or the eyes either. Now Honor has released a device that’s worth a look not only to budget hunters, but also to high-end spec fans. It seems the Honor Note 8 is the main competitor to the Xiaomi Mi Max.

The defining feature of the Honor Note 8 is the QHD display, with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. Measuring at a massive 6.6-inches, the Note 8 is for true fans of screen real estate. Xiaomi’s Mi Max is slightly smaller at 6.4-inches, while Samsung’s power house Galaxy Note 5 only measures up at 5.7-inches.

Honor Note 8 specs

Powering the show is the HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor and a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics card. Both are also on Huawei’s current flagship device, the Huawei P9. A standard 4GB of RAM will be included in all three versions of the Note 8. There will be 32GB, 64GB and 128GB as choices.

No dual-camera system here, it seems Honor has prioritise the QHD screen. Instead the Honor 8 has a single-lens 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, fitted with an 85 degree wide angle lens. It will be 4G ready, USB-C compatible and moulded with a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

Currently it’s slated for release in China starting August 9th at the following prices:

  • 32GB, 2,299 yuan (£262)
  • 64GB, 2,499 yuan (£285)
  • 128GB , 2,799 yuan (£320)

It’s a bit more expensive than the Xiaomi Mi Max, but you’ll be getting a faster processor and let’s not forget that QHD screen.

No immediate plans to release it here in the UK, but we will keep you posted if it does.

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Via Android Central.


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