Honor Note 8 To Be Launched August 1 In Beijing

Honor is an electronics company known for producing smartphones with flagship specs but sold at the price of a mid-range device. The company is a sub-brand of Chinese technology giant, Huawei which is one of the top five smartphone manufacturers at the moment. Honor recently launched the Honor 8 which garnered over 5 million registrants for its first sale, but Honor isn't planning to stop with the Honor 8, the company is gearing up to launch the Honor Note 8 on August 1 in Beijing, China at the Huawei Exhibition Center. Honor teased the event on its Weibo account today in the form of image.

The yet to be announced Honor Note 8 was first spotted on the website of China’s answer to the FCC, the TENAA a little while ago. The main highlight of the device will be its purported 6.6 inch display with a 2K resolution, which is 2560 x 1440. It packs rather compelling hardware under-the-hood, with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, both of which will be expandable. It is also reported that the device will feature a Kirin 950 system-on-chip clocked at 2.5 GHz and there might be a higher end version which will pack the Kirin 955 processor. As for optics, the Honor Note 8 is reported to sport a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-LED flash while the front will pack an 8-megapixel camera. The device is also expected to pack a massive 4,400 mAh battery that has fast charging capabilities and will be charged via its Type-C port. As for pricing, the device is reported to cost 1,999 Yuan ($299) for the 3GB of RAM version, while the 4GB of RAM version will cost about 2,299 Yuan ($344). Do take note that these aren't confirmed specs and may differ on the day of launch.

If all the leaks turn out to be true, this will be Honor's largest phone to date, already encroaching far into phablet territory. While the Honor Note 8 will most likely be available in China soon after its launch, it's currently unknown whether or not the company will bring the device overseas, especially to Europe and North America, where Honor devices have been gaining traction. Honor is also launching the Honor 8 to the US market on August 16 in San Francisco.

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