Come July 6, Indian buyers can place their orders on Amazon.in for the new launch of Huaweiâ€™s sub-brand Honor 8 Pro. Though the price of the smartphone is yet to be made public, Amazon has created a space for interested buyers to register their intent.
Once the phone is released they will be notified and the purchase can be concluded then. The company or Amazon is yet to confirm the price at which the phone will be sold but since the device is an improvement on the already available Honor 8, one can only guestimate and suggest the price range.
The phone is being identified in China as Honor v9. The Honor 8 Pro has a 5.7-inch display with a screen resolution of 2560x1440, obviously, a full HD type display and is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3.
The body of the phone is in metal and the rear panel houses the dual camera right at the top to one side, while the fingerprint sensor is in the middle of the panel.
Interestingly, Huawei has preferred to go with its Kirin 960 SoC, when most of its competitors are relying on the Snapdragon processors to power their devices. One particular comparison is being made in the specific context of the Indian market where the OnePlus 5 smartphone with the Snapdragon 835 is already seeing its sales graph climbing.
Analysts are waiting to deliver a verdict for the phones to be released and proper comparative tests done on both the phones.
The OS is the Android Nougat straight out of the box. Huawei canâ€™t keep its Emotion UI5 away from its flagship devices and the Honor 8 Pro is no exception.
A dual 12MP camera setup and an 8MP front camera for selfies complete the imaging capabilities and should serve the user will here.
Out of the two cameras in the rear, one is RGB and the other, monochrome. They are capable of recoding videos in 4K quality as well.
The Honor 8 Pro sports a sizeable 4000mAh battery, which compared well with the OnePlus 5 and the physical provision of a USB-C port gives indication that the fast charging facility will be part of the features on the new phone.
The provision of 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage will also carry this phone a little higher in the pecking order and another 128GB can be added through the microSD card. The slot for the microSD card is of the hybrid kind, but customers can afford to use the dual SIM facility with 128GB being adequate to manage their memory requirements.
Now coming to the price of the Honor 8 Pro. Though the company is yet to declare the price, the expectations from the market observers are quite high particularly, as mentioned, due to the immediate comparisons being made to the OnePlus 5 smartphone, as discussed above.
If Huawei can keep the price around or below the Rs 32, 000 mark, then this new smartphone can find a lot of enthusiastic buyers here. One has to wait till July 6 for that confirmation.