Honor 8 Pro (DUK-L09) Now Certified By Bluetooth SIG

The recently announced Honor 8 Pro was certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, as revealed by a set of documents published by the standards organization on Saturday. The newly certified device bears the model number DUK-L09 and the fact that it now passed through Bluetooth SIG suggests it will soon be launching in the United States after being released in Europe earlier this year. The handset was officially announced in February as the Honor V9, though Huawei's sub-brand only uses that name in its home country of China, while the international model is being sold as the Honor 8 Pro.

Despite the newly acquired Bluetooth SIG certification, there's still no word on when exactly the Honor 8 Pro might be making its way to the United States, though more information on the matter will likely follow soon. Honor is already selling some of its smartphones stateside, including the Honor 8 and the Honor 6X. American consumers are also able to purchase some other accessories made by Huawei's subsidiary, including the Honor Band Z1 wearable and the Honor Selfie Stick, though the company still doesn't have a major presence in the country. Regardless, it seems that Honor is now looking to launch more products in the U.S., which corresponds to its parent company's general strategy devised to increase sales and strengthen its brands stateside. Once it eventually launches in the U.S., the Honor 8 Pro will likely be priced at approximately $435, which is the equivalent of its current price tag in Europe and China.

Regarding the device itself, the Honor 8 Pro boasts a 5.7-inch LTPS IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels and is powered by Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 960 system-on-chip. Honor is offering the device in two variants, both of which feature 64GB of internal storage but differ in terms of RAM configuration that varies between 4GB and 6GB of RAM. In addition to a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front sensor, the Honor 8 Pro also sports a 4,000mAh battery that allegedly has no issues with lasting through an entire day. As expected, the device is running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

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