Huawei Honor Note 8 is set to launch in China on August 1. Now, a leaked certification has confirmed the complete specifications of the device. A listing on TENAA, China’s smartphone certification agency, confirms Huawei Honor 8 will sport a large 6.6-inch 2K display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. The smartphone will directly compete with Xiaomi’s 6.44-inch Mi Max phablet, which was recently launched in India. Huawei’s own teaser on Weibo have indicated the Note 8 will have a 2K display.
Hauwei Honor Note 8 will come in two storage options – 3GB+ 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The 4GB version of Honor Note 8 will be powered by an octa-core Huawei’s Kirin 955 chipset clocked at 2.5Ghz. This one is listed for 2,299 yuan (Rs 23,192 approx). The 3GB version with Kirin 950 processor is listed at 1,999 yuan (Rs 20,167 approx).
Huawei Honor 8 is said to sport a 13 MP primary camera, and an 8MP front camera. The battery is 4,400mAh. The smartphone will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The fingerprint scanner in Huawei Honor Note 8 is at the back. The smartphone comes with USB Type-C port. It remains to be seen if Huawei launches the Honor Note 8 in India, given the entire Honor portfolio doesn’t come to the country.
Xiaomi’s Mi Max phablet was unveiled in two storage variants in India. The 4GB RAM+ 128GB with Snapdragon 652 is priced at Rs 19,999. The 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage variant with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 comes at Rs 14,999.
Mi Max was launched in China two months back, and the company claims it has sold over 1.5 million units of the smartphone in the country since then. Analyst Kevin Wang shared the same on Weibo. The Weibo post was reposted by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, who said Mi Max is the best choice for heavy mobile users.