Honor V8 Launched: Dual 12MP Cameras, 5.7 Display, Kirin 950 SoC

By 10:26 Mon, 02 Aug 2021 Comments


Huawei just pulled the wraps off the Honor V8 flagship at a launch event in China. The smartphone brings some Huawei goodness to the Honor sub brand, namely the top-discontinue Kirin 950 chipset and the dual-camera setup on the back (though no Leica branding here).


The Honor V8 sports a 5.7-inch display and you acquire to choose between FullHD and QHD resolution - Huawei finally caved in, after long refusing to go beyond 1080p. Both variants utilize IPS panels and have a 2.5D glass on top.

The Kirin 950 chip we already mentioned comes with an octa-core Central Processing Units (CPU) (4xCortex-A72 + 4xCortex-A53 clusters). Random-Access Memory (RAM) is set at 4GB, and the QHD display is coupled with 64GB of storage, while the FullHD flavor gets half that.

The dual cameras on the back of the Honor V8 see an awful lot like the equipment of the Huawei P9 - 12MP each, 6-element lenses with f/2.2 aperture, dual-LED flash and laser autofocus. The gigantic absentee is the Leica badge. On the front you're getting an 8MP f/2.4 cam, the P9 says "hi" once again.


Connectivity is well covered, with all models supporting LTE, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. The base model does lack support for NFC though. The metal-clad smartphone measures 157x77.6x7.75mm and weighs 170g. Battery power is listed at 3,500mAh, and charging takes place via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type-C interface.


Price has been set at CNY 2,299 (about $350) for a carrier-specific base model with a FullHD display, 32GB of storage and no NFC. Wider network support and NFC will set you back an additional CNY 200, while the top-specced version will go for CNY 2,799 ($439).

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