With an impressive metal-glass body, a pair of prime cameras and a mid-market price: the Chinese giant's Honor 8 would like to be a competition forOnePlus 3 and his friends
A few weeks after being introduced to the local Chinese market,Huawei There was an official and festive launch event for their new smartphone, the Honor 8, for the American audience - when there is good reason to believe that a launch across Europe (and maybe in Israel too) for the model will be coming very soon, with or without a similar 'ceremony'.
The Honor 8 is a device that shares quite a bit with the flagship Huawei P9, launched a few months ago, but at a significantly lower price: it has an 5.2 IPS screen and an 1080p resolution that covers about 96 of the color gamut of the X- NTSC, chip 4-core Cortex A950 and four more Cortex A72 cores generated in a recent 53 nm production process, 16GB LPDDR4 memory, built-in xNUMXGB eMMC 4 or 5.1GB standard built-in storage with optional 32GB expansion with microSD card, Convex glass for each front of the device and glass cover is also in the back, system Android Marshmallows and an 3,000mAh battery with connector USB Type-C and fast charge support with a maximum power of 18 watts (9 volts and 2 amperes).
Beyond this bad general rule, the model's leading feature is undoubtedly its camera - which is almost identical to the Huawei P9 consists of an array of Sony IMX286 sensor pairs at 12 megapixel resolution, one of which takes a standard image and the other a black and white image, In a way that allows them to be combined together to get better contrast and dynamic ranges. Add three different auto-targeting technologies (laser-based, phase-detection and contrast-detection) and manual mode with a wide range of options, and you get a refreshing and interesting product. There's also a 8 megapixel front-facing sensor with relatively large 1.4 micron pixels - and a rare-looking NFC chip in Chinese devices, a built-in fingerprint scanner, an infrared transmitter and all-frequency support Mobile phones Which are relevant to the Israeli market.
How much will it cost us? The base model of the Honor 8, with 32GB of storage and 4GB of memory RAM Will be priced at $ 400, while the advanced model will double the volume to 64GB and will cost 450 USD. Two variations will be available in dark blue, pearl-white or black.
While the US price of the Honor 8 is slightly higher than the price presented for the Chinese market, it is something that characterizes the vast majority of smart devices in the market - when it can certainly be stated that the US price remains competitive over other products in the field, even if it does not expect easy competition At all from works like theOnePlus 3 or Axon 7, which also come from China and are directed (among others) to the hot market in Uncle Sam's country.
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