In July, Huaweiofficially announced the Honor 8, a flagship handset which boasts a pair of 12-megapixel cameras on the back of the handset and plenty of other noteworthy features for good measure.
Unfortunately, at the time, Huawei only announced the Honor 8 for China, but expectations for a future launch in the United States were high. And, sure enough, the wait is almost over. Huawei held an event today that officially announced the future arrival of the Honor 8 in the United States. It will become available from a variety of stores when it launches in September.
As far as specifications go, the Honor 8 boasts a 5.2-inch IPS LCD 1080p HD display, and there is a HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core processor under the hood. On the back, as mentioned earlier, there are a pair of 12-megapixel cameras, outfitted with f/2.2 1.25-micron pixel equivalent. On the front, there’s an 8MP front-facing camera. There’s 4GB of RAM in both the 32GB model variant, as well as the option that boasts 64GB of built-in storage.
The Honor 8 also features USB Type-C, a battery measured in at 3000mAh with QuickCharge 2.0, a fingerprint reader on the back, and it will be offered in Pearl White, Sapphire Blue, and Midnight Black. The Honor 8 is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, under Huawei’s proprietary EMUI 4.1 user interface.
The Honor 8 is priced at $399 for the 32GB model, and $449 for the 64GB variant. It will be available from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg, as well as Honor’s official online store, beginning in early September. Pre-orders will start on August 17 and will run until September 3.
The Sapphire Blue option will be a Best Buy exclusive for the first 60 days, for those curious about that particular model. On top of that, participating retailers will throw in a $50 gift card with pre-orders.