The Huawei Honor V8 has been floating around the rumor mill for quite some time, and now the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has finally launched it in its home turf. It can also be bought through online retailers such as JD.com and VMall. Its first flash sale will go live on the 17th of May. Those who are interested in purchasing the new smartphone will be able to choose from an array of colors which are Platinum Gold, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Glacier Silver
The Huawei Honor V8 Has Been Launched in China
Aside from the color variants, the Huawei Honor V8 will also be available in three models which include a 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, a 4GB RAM and 32GB variant but with more network support, and the last one is that of a 4GB RAM smartphone but with 64GB built-in storage. Furthermore, that last variant has a QHD display unlike the initial two.
There are many who would find these specs are traditional, especially with today’s smartphone standards. However, the main highlight for the Honor V8 is that of its rear dual-camera setup in which both sport 12-megapixel imaging sensors as well as dual-tone LED flash. It also has laser auto-focus embedded into it, a BSI sensor, and a pretty good f/2.2 aperture which means you can get some decent low-light shots out of it.
As for its front-facing camera, it is an 8-megapixel snapper. Therefore, users will be able to choose between a 5.7-inch full-HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels) which features 386ppi of pixel density anda 5.7-inch Quad HD variant (1440 x 2560 pixels) with 515ppi of pixel density. The former model will have the 32GB of onboard storage whereas the latter will have the 64GB one.
The V8 is powered by an octa-core Kirin 950 SoC which is mated to a Mali T880 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It has a dual SIM setup along with an expandable memory setup in which users are able to boost its memory for up to 128GB. This particular smartphone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system right out of the bat with a layer of the company’s own EMUI 4.1
The Huawei Honor V8 has a multitude of connectivity options which are 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 GPS with A-GPS, USB Type-C, infrared, NFC, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. To complete the package, it comes with a 3,500mAh battery cell and it has support for fast charging.