Huawei unveiled its latest smartphone this week at an event in California. The Honor 8 offers powerful hardware with a sleek design and is launching in the U.S. later this month starting at just $399.99.
The all-glass and metal Honor 8 checks almost all the boxes when it comes to new flagship smartphones. It packs a fingerprint reader in back, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, 4GB of RAM, a fast-charging 3,000mAh battery, expandable storage and an in-house octa-core Kirin 950 processor. Huawei opted for a 5.2-inch 1080p display, which falls short of the Quad HD panels found in new devices like the Galaxy Note 7. The Honor 8 also costs about half as much as Samsung’s latest handset.
The device’s fingerprint reader can launch specific apps or confirm a mobile payment using pre-set gestures, including a single tap, double tap or long press. The dual rear cameras serve unique purposes, with one recording colors and the other working in monochrome to capture more light and improve the sharpness of our photos and videos. There’s also an 8-megapixel shooter in front for high-quality selfies.
Pre-orders for the Honor 8 start on August 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern time (9 a.m. Pacific). The device costs $399.99 with 32GB of expandable storage, and you can upgrade to the 64GB model for $499.99. Huawei is also offering a $50 discount if you register now, so hit the source link if you’re interested in picking one up.