Huawei, originally a telecom equipment company based out of China, is also one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Late last year, the company even became the number one smartphone vendor in China by replacing Xiaomi, the Beijing-based startup often referred to as the ‘Apple of China’. One of the main reasons for Huawei’s success is its ‘Honor’ line of smartphones that started life as an affordable online-only brand, but has since evolved into the mainstay for the company’s smartphone business in terms of volumes not just in China, but also in places like Europe and India. However, Huawei knows all too well how important a market the U.S. is, so it’s no wonder that the company is now trying to ramp up its operations in the country.
As part of its efforts to gain more visibility and grab a larger market share in the U.S. Huawei introduced the Honor 8 smartphone in the country last month, having originally unveiled the device in China just a few days earlier. The handset has now finally been put up for sale at a price of $349 for the unlocked, SIM-free version as an introductory offer. The Honor 8 has an MSRP of $399 and the $50 discount will only be available for a limited period of time. The smartphone can be bought directly from Huawei’s online store, HiHonor.com, and the company has also announced a promo code that buyers can use to get the discount. In case you’re interested, you may head over to the source link below and use the code H8PREREG to get your discount on Huawei’s latest smartphone.
Coming to the tech specs of the Honor 8, the device features a 5.2-inch 1080p display panel and is powered by a Kirin 950 processor that’s designed in-house by Huawei. The chip comes with an octa-core CPU clocked at a maximum of 2.3GHz, and is known to be a fairly decent performer. The phone also has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 3,000mAh battery unit and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI (EMUI) on top. The Honor 8 also comes with significant imaging credentials with a 12-megapixel dual rear camera setup. The front-facing camera, meanwhile, comes with an 8-megapixel sensor and is accompanied by an LED flash, presumably for better-lit selfies in low-light conditions.