Honor 8 and Honor 8 Smart launched in India for Rs 29999 and 19999, respectively

Huawei has launched their second smartphone in India that comes with a dual camera setup at the back, after introducing the Huawei P9. Here, we are talking about the Honor 8, which is basically the cheaper variant of the P9. Also, the company has unveiled a cheaper variant of the Honor 8 as well-known as the Honor 8 Smart, which misses out on the dual camera setup but retains the aesthetic feel of the device (premium design and quality). Check out the key specifications of the devices below, along with their pricing and availability.

Honor 8 Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD LTPS display, 423 PPI
  • 2.3 GHz octa-core Kirin 950 16nm processor with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with Emotion UI 3.1
  • Single SIM (nano)
  • 12MP dual rear cameras (monochrome + color) with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, Laser AF, 1080p video, 720p slow-motion at 120fps
  • 8MP selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture, 1080p video
  • Dimensions: 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm; Weight: 153 grams
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, DTS Sound
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3000 mAh Li-Po battery (non-removable)

Honor 8 Smart Specifications:

  • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS LCD display, 424 PPI
  • 2.2 GHz octa-core Kirin 650 16nm processor with Mali T830 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with Emotion UI 4.1
  • Single SIM (nano)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor, 1080p video
  • 8MP selfie camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, HiSilicon Hi6402 24-bit DAC, Smart PA amplifier
  • 4G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3000 mAh Li-Po battery (non-removable)

The Honor 8 comes in Sapphire Blue, Pearl White and Sunrise Gold color variants whereas the Honor 8 Smart is available in Gold, Black and White hues. They are priced at Rs. 29,999 and Rs. 19,999, respectively. White the Honor 8 is already selling in the country via Flipkart, Amazon, Honor Online Store, it will also go on sale via the offline market soon. Huawei is also providing 2 years of extended warranty, free replacement of the phone for first 3 months against manufacturing defects and free screen replacement for 3 months. The Honor 8 Smart is not yet on sale but will go on sale in India very soon along with the budget “Made in India”, Honor Holly 3.

Honor 8 costs Rs 29,999 in India

Speaking at the launch, George Zhao, President, Honor, said:

We recently celebrated the second anniversary of Honor in India. Honor has received an incredible amount of love and support for all of our products starting with Honor 6 in 2014 and are excited to launch three new offering to our customers. These three smartphones include –  Honor 8, a sleek and elegant smartphone that boosts of our dual lens camera legacy; the Honor 8 Smart and we proudly announce our first ‘Make in India’; smartphone Honor Holly 3 coming from our Chennai plant. With this launch, we continue our India journey and promise to introduce even more high-quality, disruptive products in the market.


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Bibek Saha

He is the Co-Founder of BSU. A Tech enthusiast at heart, who loves to write long form articles. A certified foodie who won't give up Chicken for anything else in this world. A Manchester United fan, who loves to play Fifa when not in work mode.

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