Honor 8 with dual rear cameras to launch in July

Huawei's upcoming Honor 8 flagship phone recently cleared certification in China and will feature dual rear cameras and a metal and glass unibody.

Compared to Honor 7, Honor 8 will feature an upgraded processor and a slightly lighter frame.

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Apart from the new Kirin 950 processor, there isn't much in Honor 8 that would describe it as a significant upgrade to the Honor 7 which launched last year. Even though TENAA is silent about it, but we expect the phone to launch with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system given that Honor 7 handsets across the EU started receiving ther Marshmallow updates from March onwards.

Honor 8 will retain the 5.2-inch Full HD display of the Honor 7, but will be slightly taller and leaner than its predecessor. Compared to dimensions of 143.2 x 72 x 8.5mm of the Honor 7, Honor 8 measures 145.5 × 71.0 × 7.45mm which should make it easier to hold and operate.

While Honor 7 was available in 3GB RAM + 16GB of internal storage combination, Honor 8 will come with better combinations like a 3GB + 32GB variant, a 4GB + 32GB variant and a 4GB + 64GB variant. By introducing these variants, Huawei would do away with the 16GB base variant in Honor devices.

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In terms of camera prowess, Honor 7's 20MP rear camera will be replaced by two 12-MP cameras in Honor 8. The front camera will retain its 8-megapixel resolution. We aren't sure if the dual rear cameras will be similar to the ones in Huawei P9, but if they do, Honor 8 will be among the better camera smartphones coming out of China this year.

According to Gizmo China which broke the news, Honor 8 will arrive with a fingerprint sensor, an infrared port and dual SIM support. It will be officially launched before the end of next month and the cheapest variant should cost around £225 when released in the UK.

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