Huawei: Europe gets the Honor 8 Pro (Ready for Pre-orders) and the U.S. gets the Honor Beta Program for Android OS

Huawei Honor 8 Pro

When the Huawei Honor V9 made its debut, reports followed suggesting that the same phone will be launched globally on April 5th as the Honor 8 Pro.

Just last week, the same Huawei Honor 8 Pro made its non-official debut in Europe, with reports from Russia saying that it had been confirmed for the market. The same reports also added that the Honor V9, as known in China, will be available in more European markets starting today.

Well, the day is here and indeed it’s true that the Huawei Honor 8 Pro is now available for pre-orders in a number of European countries that include the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland, among others. In the UK, the phone is valued at 549 euros while those in the UK will be set back 475 pounds.

Specs-wise, the Huawei Honor 8 Pro packs an impressive 5.7-inch QHD screen, a Kirin 960 SoC 9same as Huawei Mate 9 and Huawei P10/P10 Plus), Mali-G71 GPU that supports the Vulkan graphics API, 4GB RAM and a storage of 64GB which can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB. The OS to power the phone is the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, but there’s an EMUI 5.1 skin on top.

In terms of cameras, the Huawei Honor 8 Pro ships with a dual 12MP camera on the back that is supported by an 8MP shooter for selfies. The rear also houses the phone’s fingerprint scanner and to keep it alive is a huge 4000mAh battery, which supports fast charging technology. In Europe, the Honor 8 Pro will be sold in three color variants of navy blue, midnight black, and platinum gold.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro

So far, there’s no confirmation of the phone’s availability in the U.S., but since other Huawei Honor devices are already selling in the country, it is possible that this handset will eventually land in this market. Speaking of the U.S., the country’s Honor brand has also confirmed a new Honor Beta program for Android OS. Like other beta programs, this one will be used exclusively by Honor USA users to provide the company with feedback during software tests.

To be considered in the Honor beta program, Huawei requires that interested parties sign up to the program. But since only a few users of Honor devices will be considered, you might want to hurry up and get yourself enlisted to the program as early as possible.