Honor 8, Honor 8 Smart, and Honor Holly 3 launched in India
Huawei announced its successor to the Honor 7 and Honor 6 Plus called the Honor 8 in India. Along with Honor 8 launch, the company also announced two more smartphones called the Honor 8 Smart and the Honor Holly 3.
Honor 8 is the flagship phone in the Honor series, and has the same dual camera system on the back as the Huawei P9, with one sensor being RGB and the other being monochrome. The phone also has 2.5D glass on the front and back with rounded edges. It runs on Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor (Cortex-A72 4 x 2.3GHz + ARM Cortex-A53 4 x 1.8GHz, Mali-T880) with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. On the front is a 5.2-inch 1080p display and 8 megapixel camera. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh battery. The Honor 8 is priced at ₹29,999 ($449).
The new Honor 8 smartphone will serve as the flagship smartphone. Honor 8 features same dual rear camera setup like Huawei P9, minus the Leica branding. The phone’s software algorithm then merges both the images into one and creates the final photo. The monochrome images can take in 300 per cent more light and 50 per cent more contrast than coloured photos, according to Huawei. So basically, the phone can ideally take better low-light photos than rival top-tier phones thanks to its dual-lens system, if the company is to be gone by.
The Honor 8 Smart has an aluminum alloy frame with a 5.2-inch display 1080p display, 13 megapixel Sony IMX214 camera on the back, 8 megapixel camera on the front, Kirin 650 processor, and a 3000mAh battery. The Honor 8 Smart is priced at ₹19,999 ($299).
The newly announced Holly 3 is the first ‘Made In India’ smartphone from the Chinese phone maker. Successor to last year’s Honor 7, the Honor 8 features dual rear camera and features a 5.2-inch Full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels resolution), and is powered by the octa-core Kirin 950 processor. The Honor Holly 3 is priced at ₹9,999 ($149).