The much rumored Huawei Honor Note 8 has finally received an official launch date and it is August 1, 2016. This news was broken by the Chinese company via a Weibo account, with the company also noting that the handset will pack a QHD 2K display panel, just like many other 2016 smartphone flagships.
Does it mean the Huawei Honor Note 8 will be joining the Huawei P9 in becoming one of the company’s flagship handsets? Well, let’s find out what specs and features the phone is set to bring to the fold.
For starters, be notified that the Honor Note 8 launch event will take place in China’s Beijing Exhibition Center. What this means is that the device will first appear in the Chinese market before possibly making its way to the rest of the world.
If the latest reports are to be believed, the upcoming Huawei Honor Note 8 will be coming with a unibody metallic design and a huge 6.6-inch display screen and as noted earlier, it will pack a 2K QHD panel, meaning the resolution will stand at 2560 by 1440 pixels. Under the hood, the Honor Note 8 will reportedly include a Kirin 950 octa-core SoC that is clocked at a speed of 2.3GHz. This will be paired with a decent RAM of 3GB on one variant and another variant will include a 4GB RAM.
The differences in RAM capacity will also be reflected in the amount of storage memory available. The 3GB RAM Honor Note 8 will pack 32GB of onboard storage while the 4GB RAM variant will include 64GB of onboard storage. All two units will pack a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 128GB. TO keep the phone in use, Huawei will ship the Honor Note 8 with a 4400mAh battery unit. The back of the phone will come with a 13MP snapper and a fingerprint scanner while the front will carry an 8MP selfie snapper.
Expect to see Android 6.0 Marshmallow powering the Huawei Honor Note 8 out of the box, alongside the usual EMUI skin on top. The phone is a dual-SIM model with support for 4G LTE, alongside VoLTE. The phone will be available in two color variants of Silver and Gold, with the prices ranging from $300 for the lower end model to $345 for the high-end variant.