It’s about time everyone took Huawei seriously, from Western flagship phone buyers to Apple and Samsung. The Chinese company has its sights set on mobile industry domination in the long haul, with the Honor sub-brand an integral part of these ambitious but increasingly feasible plans.
And the Honor roster isn’t going to be exclusively about ridiculously cheap mid-rangers like the 5X. A pair of ridiculously cheap high-enders are also in the pipeline, dubbed Honor V8 and… Honor V8 Plus (?), mirroring many of the P9 and P9 Plus specs while incredibly enough enhancing certain features.
For instance, the top-of-the-line Honor V8 configuration, carrying the model number KNT-AL20, just made its way past domestic certification agency Tenaa with a super-sharp Quad HD 5.7-inch display. Meanwhile, the “entry-level” V8 variant “settles” for a 5.7-inch 1080p screen, which however makes for a pretty awesome budget-conscious flagship when combined with Kirin 950 power, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, Android 6.0 Marshmallow software, and a 3,400 mAh battery.
Back to the presumed Honor V8 Plus, we expect that beast to bump the processor up to a Kirin 955 with a top clock speed of 2.5 GHz, and the ROM to 64GB, retaining the cell capacity, memory count and contemporary pre-loaded OS iteration.
Both Honor-series heroes will also borrow the dual 12MP rear-facing camera arrangement from the P9 and P9 Plus, though Leica branding might be missing this time around, following recent controversy. A single 8MP front snapper is to take care of your selfies on the V8, as well as the V8 Plus, with designs largely reminiscent of the just-released P9 duo.
But remember, this is the affordable Honor family we’re dealing with here, so price points of roughly $300 and $400 respectively could well be in the cards. Save the May 10 date to find out more.