US$350 Huawei Honor 8 with Dual-Camera coming August 16

Huawei Honor 8 is finally coming to the US of A.

The high-end Huawei Honor 8, which was unveiled in China in early July, is slated to be introduced to the US of A in a Press Event taking place on Tuesday August 16th 2016 in San Francisco, California.

It may end up costing US$350 unlocked, which is a steal for a dual-Camera smartphone. So Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals can start asking relatives to add this to their Christmas Barrel.

Check out the Press Invite to the event, which is set to be a Chinese spectacular.

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Not much is known about the Honor 8, except that it has similar specs to the Huawei P9 and uses glass on the back instead of metal.

So here’s a quick rundown on the Huawei Honor 8 specs!

Huawei Honor 8 Specs – High End surprise for Press Event

Announced back in July 2016, the 5.2 inches Honor 8 runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with an Emotion UI 4.1 and comes in the following colours:

  • Midnight Black
  • Pearl White
  • Sakura Pink
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Sunrise Gold

The IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with an approximate 424 ppi pixel density. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the entire smartphone weight in at 153 g (5.40 oz) with dimensions of 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30 in).

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The Honor 8, which comes in either Single SIM or Duals-SIM configuration, runs on a HiSilicon Kirin 950 that has two (2) possible processor configurations:

  • Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72
  • Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53

The Mali-T880 MP4 provides excellent graphics rendering for the Emotion UI 4.1 as well as high frame rate games that run on the smartphone. All of this runs in a RAM and Internal memory configuration that varies as follows:

  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Memory
  • 4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB Internal Memory

The microSD card slot support up to 256GB, making it possible for smarphones that take serious video to use either Sandisk or Samsung 256 GB microSD Cards. The Dual Rear-Facing Camera is a very pedestrian 12 Megapixels with an f/2.2 aperture albeit it does shoot 1080p video at 30fps, which is not bad. However, it has some pro-photograph cred with the following features:

  • Laser autofocus
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 1.4 µm pixel
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Panorama mode

The Front-facing Camera is an 8 Megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 aperture and LED flash. All this is powered by a non-removable 3000 mAh battery Li-Po Battery

It’s not even confirmed to be a part of the Press event. So why am I speculating that it’s going to be a part of the Press Event taking place on Tuesday August 16th 2016 in San Francisco, California?

Huawei Honor 8 – Chinese Pride to Infinity and Beyond

On closer inspection of the invite, one notices at the bottom a symbol that isn’t mandarin or any dialect of Chinese. This symbol is the looped infinity symbol, which has been used before by the Chinese to convey their pride in bringing the innovative dual-Camera setup to the smartphone market.

Dual-Camera can not only correct for depth perception, seeing much further than a single camera setup as it makes optical zoom possible while reducing excess light reaching the CCD (Charge Couple Device) making for cleaner, more balanced pictures.

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More interestingly it also allows smartphone cameras to be used for 3D Imaging and VR (Virtual Reality) sensing of your surroundings, as having 2 cameras in a binocular arrangement improves depth perception. Dual-Camera setups lead towards 3D imaging for the masses, allowing for smartphone user to take 3D printed images of object and their surroundings using a 3D Printer.

The Honor 8 is the only Huawei smartphone camera that has a dual-Camera configuration. So without a doubt, the Honor 8 will be the star of the show come Tuesday August 16th 2016 in San Francisco, California as this innovation expresses Chinese Pride to Infinity and Beyond!

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