Huawei Honor 8, Holly 3 series smartphones launched in India; here's everything you need to know
Huawei Honor 8, Holly 3 series smartphones launched in India [left to right] P Sanjeev, Vice President -Sales for Huawei India Consumer Business Group, Randeep Hooda, George Zhao, President of Honor, Nimrat Kaur, Peter Zhai, President, HUAWEI India Consumer Business GroupHuawei Honor Press Kit

Huawei subsidiary, Honor launched the flagship Honor 8 series along with the Holly 3 in New Delhi on October 12.

The new Honor 8 series comes in two variants—one, a flagship Honor 8 and another, mid-range Honor 8 Smart.

The marquee phone Honor 8 boasts two 12MP parallel cameras on the back with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, dual-tone LED flash, BSI CMOS sensor and full HD video recording ability.

The additional camera sensor, positioned next to the main camera module of the device, will be used to capture in-depth information of the scene, enabling user to re-focus objects on the photos through a photo application. The dual-camera design also guarantees more light absorption resulting in crisp and detailed image capture.

On the front, it houses a decent 8MP shooter with f/2.4 aperture, which is enough to get a good quality selfie.

The Honor 8 comes covered with all-metal shield having finger-print sensor on the back and sports a 5.2-inch full HD display and comes with Android Marshmallow OS powered by Huawei's proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage and a 3,000mAh battery with quick charge technology.

Other notable aspect of the Honor 8 is its security feature. It boasts a dual-function advanced fingerprint reader redefines the 3D fingerprint scanning. It is powered by a level 4 fingerprint acquisition algorithm, that delivers enhanced security, and smart features like fingerprint reader to make payments, take photos, record video, receive phone calls, or turn off an alarm or unlock its Smart Key button functions, customizable for instant access to features and apps along

On the other hand, the Honor 8 Smart comes with similar size, but comes with less superior internal hardware such as 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 3,000mAh battery and only single 13MP Sony IMX214 camera sensor on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front.

As far as the Honor Holly 3 is concerned, it is budget smartphone and also the company's first made in India smartphone. It features 5.5-inch HD screen, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, Kirin 620 octa-core processor, 13MP primary camera, 5MP front-snapper and a 3,100mAh battery.

Honor 8, 8 Smart and Holly 3 price and availability details:

The company has confirmed that the flagship Honor 8 will go on sale in India on October 12 onwards via Amazon India, Flipkart and Honor e-store. The Honor 8 Smart and the Holly 3 will be released in coming days.

Models Price Colours
Honor 8 Rs. 29,999 Pearl White, Sapphire Blue, Sunrise Gold
Honor 8 Smart Rs. 19,999 Black, White, Gold
Honor Holly 3 Rs. 9,999 Black, White, Gold

Key specifications of Honor 8:

Models Honor 8
Display 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) LTPS LCD screen
  • Pixel density: 423 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EMUI v4.1
Processor Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 950 (4 x 2.3GHz Cortex A72 cores + 4 x 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores + micro-core I5)
GPU Mali T880
Storage 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main:12MP dual-camera with 6P lens, f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, dual-tone LED flash, full HD video recording, BSI CMOS sensor, 14µm pixel size
  • Front: 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture
Battery 3,000mAh with fast charging technology
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; dual-band: ), Type C USB port, NFC (Near Field Communication), IR sensor
Dimensions 145.5 x 71.0 x 7.45 mm
Weight 153g