Honor is expected to launch the Honor 8 Pro smartphone in India and the company has also sent out invites to the media for the launch of this smartphone. However, the smartphone has been listed on the Indian e-commerce site, Amazon. The Honor 8 Pro shown on Amazon India says that the smartphone will be available from July 6. Also, the smartphone will also be an Amazon-exclusive in India. The Honor 8 Pro has a very heavy spec sheet and sits in Huawei’s flagship territory. The device is also seen as a direct competition to the recently launched OnePlus 5 with the Honor 8 Pro also having a dual camera setup on the back.
Talking about the specifications of the smartphone, the Honor 8 Pro is powered by the Kirin 960 SoC with 6GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch QuadHD display, and a massive 4000mAh battery, the Honor 8 Pro carries enough firepower to compete with the likes of the Pixel, LG G6 and so on. The focus on this device is the dual camera setup which comprises of 12MP+12MP lenses. The front of the device sports an 8MP selfie camera. The device comes with 64GB of onboard storage which is also expandable via microSD. The Honor 8 Pro runs Android 7.0 Nougat on top of which sits Emotion UI 5.1. Also, the Honor 8 Pro is expected to receive the Android 8.0 update as soon as it is released.
However, one thing to note is that, although the smartphone competes with the OnePlus 5, the Honor 8 Pro is expected to be priced around Rs. 30,000 in India which is on par with the OnePlus 3T and is cheaper than the OnePlus 5. Also, the OnePlus 5 has an 8GB RAM variant which is priced at Rs. 37,999. However, the Honor 8 Pro doesn’t feature minimal side bezels like the OnePlus 5 or Bluetooth 5.0 as present on the OnePlus 5. Stay tuned to know more about the Honor 8 Pro on July 6.