Huawei is currently the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and the company has been selling quite a smartphones this year. Huawei actually has an opportunity to retain that position in 2016 as well, but we’ll see what happens. That being said, Honor is Huawei’s subsidy, and the company has been doing pretty well. They’ve introduced several smartphones this year, and the Honor 8 will arrive on July 11th. The device has been certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) already, and its renders have surfaced earlier today.
It seems like the Honor 8 is not the only device the company plans to introduce in the near future. A new Honor-branded handset surfaced on TENAA (EDI-DL00), and we’re looking at a huge phablet here, but we still don’t know what will Honor name this thing, we can only guess at this point. Anyhow, according to TENAA, this phablet will feature a 6.6-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED display, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card). The device will be fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core processor, and a 4,400mAh battery is also a part of this package, while it is not removable. The camera sensor details are not shared by TENAA, but we presume that it will include a 13-megapixel camera on the back and sport an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on this device, along with Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) user interface. This phablet will measure 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.18mm, while it will weight 219 grams. The device will be available in Gold and Silver color variants, though it seems like its back cover will be white, same as on the Honor 8.
This phablet listing came out of the blue, we didn’t see any indication that Honor plans to release such a huge device. We don’t know its name just yet, but it has a lot of similarities to the Honor 8, so it is possible the company will use the ‘Honor 8’ brand here as well, which means they might call this device the Honor 8 Max, Honor 8 Ultra or Honor 8 Plus, something along those lines. We’re only guessing, of course, we’ll have to wait until the company officially announces this device in order to find out more.