Huawei Honor Note 8 is the newest smartphone to come out of the Chinese telecommunications company’s factories. The multinational’s sub-brand Honor just announced the powerful and affordable Note 8. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now has a fearful rival on the market.
Honor just revealed the impressive specs of its latest smartphone which is targeted towards the cost-savvy consumers. However, its features could very well take on the competition in terms of capabilities and design.
First off, the Huawei Honor Note 8 gets a 6.6-inch display, being the largest the Chinese company has ever placed on a smartphone. The big screen makes the phone ideal for gaming and multimedia. It is a SuperAMOLD panel that includes a 2560×1440 resolution and covers 105 percent of the NTSC color gamut. Size-wise, it is noted that the screen-to-body ratio is 80 percent.
The body is also thin, being just 7.18mm thick and it measures 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.18mm. In its 219g body, it packs a 4,500mAh battery pack that will ensure the handset’s battery life for extended hours. Additionally, the Honor Note 8 also gets power-saving algorithms, which translates into 13.4 hours of video playback, gaming, streaming, and whatever else the costumers enjoy doing on their phone.
Under the hood, Huawei equipped the Note 8 with its own-made HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor. The smartphone also features 4GB of RAM and 32,64 or 128GB of internal storage options. Thanks to the microSD card slot, users can increase the memory size whenever they feel the need to do so.
The 13MP back camera comes with a f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and also an RGBW sensor. The front facing camera is also capable of taking high-quality pictures thanks to the 8MP that Huawei so generously equipped it with.
The phone’s dual-SIM slot is a hybrid that can take multiple nanoSIM cards or just one nanoSIM and one microSD card. As a drawback, when using two SIM cards, only one can tap into 4G or 3G network, as the second SIM card is limited to the 2G network.
Huawei Honor Note 8 also has a fingerprint scanner, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and USB Type-C. It does not feature NFC support and neither MHL for wired video output.
The Note 8 is scheduled to arrive on the Chinese market on August 8th at the affordable price of CNY 2,299 (approximately USD $345). No details about an upcoming international release have been provided yet.