Huawei has finally launched the Honor Note 8 today in China as slated, revealing real photos of the expansive phablet which carries a cheap $346 price tag for the base version. The Honor Note 8 is a surprise one, given that fans and industry watchers were expecting a Honor V8 Max until the Chinese market leader revealed in a sensational style that the device will be called Honor Note 8.
The Honor Note 8 features a 6.6-inch display with a whooping 2K resolution, the largest so far from Huawei, making this one one unique flagship. Even the Huawei Mate series with 6-inch doesn’t square up with this one. There is no doubt that the company is targeting users who watch a lot of videos and play a lot of games on their phones. The 2K resolution screen makes sure that even with the 6.6-inch panel, the pixel density is 443 ppi. The phone is using a Super AMOLED panel with 105% NTSC color gamut coverage and 70000:1 contrast ratio. The screen brightness can go as low as 4.8nit to ensure that the display is pleasant to your eyes at night.
On the inside, the Huawei Honor Note 8 is equipped with a Kirin 955 octa-core chipset with 4GB of RAM and different built-in storage versions.There’s a 32GB, 64GB and 128GB version of storage options available with the attendant price variation. The Honor Note 8 equally packs a wonderful 4500mAh battery with fast charge support which is touted to offer up to 13 hours of video playback an more than 2 days of normal usage! Who can beat that?
On the camera terrain, the Huawei Honor Note 8 sports a 13MP RGBW rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, OIS and DPS/GPU dual noise reduction and there’s an ample 8MP front facing camera as well.
Furthermore, the display supports multitasking and there’s a 2.5D glass fro some bit of protection. There’s also USB Type-C connectivity, dual-SIM / dual standby with 4G LTE support. Despite wearing a body made of metal body, the Honor Note 8 weighs just 219grams, measuring just 7.18mm.
The sleek Huawei Honor Note 8 comes in gold, silver and grey colors and will go on sale on August 9 in China via JD.com and VMall. As for the price, the 4GB + 32GB model cost 2299 Yuan ($346), the 4GB + 64GB version costs 2499 Yuan ($376) and the top-end 4GB + 128GB model goes for 2799 Yuan ($421).