Huawei continues to bring its wares to the world, this time by releasing the Honor 8 (under global sub-brand Honor) to European markets. You have an idea how much the company believes in this phone, it has done 3 launch events for it already – one in China, another in the US, and now in Europe.
Once again, a smartphone straddles the line between midrange and top tier devices. The Honor 8 gives you top-tier level specs, better than most midrange phones, but the pricing is right there on the low end of the flagship level – so much so that you can mistake it for a midrange phone. You get a 5.2-inch FullHD (1080p) LCD display, powered by a Kirin 950 octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. That’s enough to give any flagship a run for its money.
There are two variants for sale starting tomorrow in Europe and the UK – one will be a 32GB variant and the other will have 64GB internal storage. You are also getting a dual lens 12MP main shooter, a fingerprint scanner, and a 3,000mAh battery with it, while everything runs under the EMUI skin based on Android Marshmallow.
The Honor 8 32GB variant will retail for €399 (around USD$450) and the 64GB variant will cost €449 (around USD$506). In the UK, the Honor 8 starts at £369.90 (around USD$489). The European market can start pre-ordering it now via Huawei’s online store.