Huawei Honor 8 has officially been launched in Pakistan. With the dual-camera configuration on the back, the new high-end flagship will cost you Pakistani rupees Rs. 48,499/-
Included in the price, is unlimited 3G internet package from Mobilink Jazz along. Huawei is using the tagline “Eyes to the World” to promote this camera centric smartphone.
Honor 8 is encased in glass, “which is made from fifteen layers of craftsmanship process on the back”. The 5.2 inch display on the smartphone wears lithography and 3D grating coatings that come together to create lots of fine prism lines. Huawei claims that these generate bright colors for a stunning visual experience while invisible to the human eye. The display glass is 2.5D curved that fits into a diamond-cut metal frame around and rear of the devices.
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Most attractive factor about the smartphone is that it carries the dual-camera with two 12 MP sensors; one RGB sensor to capture colors and one monochrome sensor for detail. This is pretty much the similar configuration as introduced in Huawei P9, although it’s not rated as Leica optics.
Minus an optical filter, the monochrome sensor captures three times more light than normal, improving the dynamic range of the image and reducing noise – even in darkness – delivering unparalleled picture quality. The two sensors also enable photographers to utilise a range of filters, from setting focus after the shot to changing the appearance of the Bokeh effect.
On top of this, the Honor 8 camera supports an extensive set of functions and filters, from light painting and beauty mode to panorama frames, slow-motion, food mode, HDR, super night and water mark. In a world where we now turn the camera on ourselves, the Perfect Selfie mode will enhance every smile, pout or pose which, when combined with an 8 MP shooter on the front, promises a shareable snap. Perfect every photo or finesse video content with a whole host of editing tools to make the content stand-out.
On the front the phone has also has 8MP camera as in Huawei P9.
Also read: How Huawei P9’s Dual-Camera Works
Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1, Honor 8 is packed with a year old Kirin 950 Octa-core CPU chipset containing an i5 co-processor, which works in tandem to increase processing speeds, response times and battery life. Along with that Honor 8 boasts with a 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card.
Honor 8 has a 3D fingerprint sensor with self-learning capability that can get as faster as 0.4 seconds to “deliver a true experience in terms of speed, intelligence and security at users’ finger tips.”
The smartphone features a 3,000mAh battery with Smart Power 4.0 that increases stand-by time, “Honor 8 is expected to keep going for 1.77 days under normal usage and a full 1.22 days under heavy usage. The power is also enough to run offline videos for 10 hours straight. It also delivers a world-class 9V/2A charging experience, reaching almost 50% charges in just 30 minutes. For emergency situations, you’ll get two-hours of phone time or six-hours of offline music on a mere 10 minute charge.”
Huawei Honor 8 is now available in four colors including Pearl White, Midnight Black, gold and Sapphire Blue with the price tag of PKR. 48,499/-