Want a cheaper Huawei P9? Buy an Honor 8!

Huawei's sub-brand Honor today launched Honor 8, yet another mid-range handset with premium features and specifications.

Honor 8 will cost around £225 when available in the UK and will feature up to 64GB of internal storage.

Honor 8 features a number of design changes compared to Honor 7 which was launched last year but its spec-chart suggests that most of the rumours and leaks so far have been true. The phone will release in two storage variants- a 32GB one with 3GB of RAM and a 64GB one with 4GB of RAM.

Honor 8 features an octa-core Kirin 950 processor, a 3,000 mAh battery, two SIM slot and a round fingerprint sensor on its back. The display is a 5.2-inch one with a resolution of 1080 pixels and the dual-rear 12MP cameras on its back are complimented with an 8MP selfie camera at the front. The list makes Honor 8 seem a lot like Huawei P9 which was dubbed as the ultimate flagship killer when it was launched not too long ago. Given that it is cheaper, it is set to cause a lot of trouble to Huawei's competitors at least for the next few months.

Unlike a square rear camera slot just above the square fingerprint sensor on the back of Honor 7, Honor 8 comes with two cameras on its back which look a lot like the cameras in the P9. However, the two phones don't look much different when viewed from the front. The designers have also saved some valuable space in the handset by turning one of the SIM slots into a MicroSD slot. Honor 7 features a thin frame and while its sides are lined by Aluminium, the rest of its body is entirely covered in glass which gives it a sleek and shiny look.

Honor 7 launched in China in five different colour options including Black, White, Blue, Pink Gold and Rose Gold but it's early to say if the phone will be available in as many options in the UK. The 32GB variant of Honor 8 will cost around £225 if launched in the UK and the 64GB variant will cost around £60 more. However, given that the recent fall of the pound forced OnePlus to hike the price of OnePlus 3, we aren't sure if Honor 8 will cost as much or more than what Honor 7 was worth.

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