The battle for a better flagship is getting intense with players such as LeEco and OnePlus setting up new benchmarks for premium smartphones and giants like Samsung and Apple continuing to dominate with their annual upgrades. But there are prominent players like Huawei that are still in the race. Huawei's Honor brand teased the launch of its flagship Honor 8, scheduled for July 11 at an event in China.
The launch teaser of the upcoming Honor 8 smartphone appeared on the company's Chinese website. While other details about the event or the handset were not revealed, the company dropped a hint about a dual camera setup in the Honor 8 smartphone, according to Gadgets360.
There have been rumours about the Honor 8's launch recently, but the teaser from the company is the first official confirmation about the device's existence. Last week, Gizmo China reported that the company is planning to launch its Honor 8 smartphone on July 5 and bring it in stores on July 12. But the company's invite on the official website confirms that the launch will take place on July 11, debunking the earlier rumour.
Honor fans who cannot wait for the launch of the new flagship would be happy to take note of the rumours about its specifications. According to an earlier report, the new Honor 8 would sport a full metal body with a 5.2-inch Full HD display. It is said to come with 12-megapixel dual camera on the rear and an 8MP front snapper.
Honor 8 will likely be powered by Huawei's own Kirin 950/955 SoC combined with 4GB RAM and a 3,200mAh battery with fast-charging technology. The handset will come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options and include premium features such as fingerprint scanner, infrared and USB Type-C ports.
As for the pricing, the entry-level model will cost ¥1,999 (around $302/€273/Rs. 20,562), the mid variant will cost ¥2,199(around $332/€300/Rs. 22,169) and the 128GB model will be priced at ¥2499 (around $378/€341/Rs. 25,705).
Reports also say that the company will launch a separate high-end variant featuring a Quad HD or 2K display instead of a standard Full HD screen along with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. The handset is said to be priced at ¥2799 (around $423/€382/Rs. 28,791).