Along with the Honor 8 smartphone launch, Huawei has also launched the Honor 8 Smart in India. The price of the smartphone is Rs. 19,999, and will be available on Amazon India, Flipkart and Honor stores online and at leading retail stores across the country. For now, however, availability details have not been disclosed. It will be available in Black, White and Gold color variants.
Honor 8 is different from Honor 8 in smart camera, processor, memory and storage department. The aluminum-magnesium alloy frame smartphone flaunts a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) in-cell touch display with a pixel density of 424ppi, and sports a metal design. It is powered by 64-bit 2.0GHz octa-core Kirin 650 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage. Optics include a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. It also sports a 24-bit DAC HI6402 chipset.
It packs a 3000mAh battery that is claimed to last up to 1.4 days, and has a fingerprint sensor at the back, just like the Honor 8. The Honor 8 Smart supports a single-SIM (Nano-SIM) slot, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company’s EMUI 4.1 skin is on top. It doesn’t support FM radio, but comes with connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and an infrared scanner.
At the event, Huawei also launched the Honor Holly 3 budget smartphone, priced at Rs. 9,999, and even announced that it will be the company’s first ‘Made in India’ smartphone. The Honor 8 (Review), however, hogged the limelight, and was priced at Rs. 29,999. The Honor 8 smartphone comes with a dual camera setup, 2.5D glass protection at the front and rear, and a fingerprint scanner with Smart Key at the back.