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Honor 8 Launched in India: Price,Specifications, and More


Huawei Terminal's Honor brand on Wednesday launched its flagship smartphone in India - the Honor 8. The smartphone is a significant upgrade from its predecessor, and comes with a dual rear camera setup, a premium metal build, and a fingerprint scanner at the back. The Honor 8 (Review) smartphone is priced at Rs. 29,999, and will be available via Amazon India, Flipkart, and the Honor Online store from Wednesday itself, starting at 3pm IST. The smartphone will be made available in Sunrise Gold, Pearl White, and Sapphire Blue colour options.

The highlight of the Honor 8 is its dual camera setup with dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, one with monochrome and other with color sensor to capture more detailed photos. While in China the company launched three memory/storage variants – 3GB/32GB, 4GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB – in India, they’re only launching one variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB in-built storage.

Honor 8 Specifications

Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
Display: 5.2-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) LTPS LCD | 423ppi
Processor: 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 950
RAM: 4GB
Internal Storage: 32GB; expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
Rear Camera: Dual 12MP cameras | Dual-tine LED flash | Laser Autofocus | f/2.2 aperture
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
Dimensions: 145.5 x 71 x 7.45mm
Weight: 153 grams

The company also announced a lower spec’d variant – Honor 8 Smart – powered by a 2GHz octa-core 64-bit Kirin 650 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB with microSD card). With a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) display, it boasts of a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera and packs in 3000mAh battery. The Honor 8 Smart is priced at ₹19,999 ($300).

On the sidelines of the launch of Honor 8 and Honor 8 Smart at a press event in India, Huawei also unveiled the new Honor Holly 3, the company’s first ‘made in India’ smartphone.

Honor Holly 3 Specifications
Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
Display: 13.97cms (5.5-inch) HD
Processor: 1.2Ghz octa-core 64-bit Kirin 620 processor
RAM: 2GB
Internal Storage: 16GB; expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
Rear Camera: 13MP | f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera: 8MP | f/2.0 aperture
Battery: 3100mAh
The budget smartphone is available in three color variants – Black, White, and Gold – and is priced at ₹9,999 ($150). The Honor Holly 3 will be sold online at Amazon, Flipkart, and official Honor stores as well as via offline retailers.