First unveiled in China in July this year, Huawei’s sub-brand’s flagship smartphone, the Honor 8 has been launched in India in a press event in New Delhi.

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

Priced at ₹29,999 ($450), Honor 8 is available in four color variants – Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Sunrise Gold – and will be available online on Amazon, Flipkart, and the official Honor store as well as via offline retailers. All Honor 8 buyers will enjoy the company’s VIP Services which include extended warranty (24 months), 3 months replacement warranty for accidental screen damage, 3 months replacement service for manufacturing defects, and pan-India pick and drop service.

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).

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