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The Honor 8 Pro boasts Huawei’s signature dual-camera setup, albeit without the Leica branding.
THERE’S another top-of-the-range flagship smartphone in town – the Honor 8 Pro.
Honor, the sister brand of Huawei, is well known for its dual-camera smartphones, which it claimed to pioneer back in 2014.
The smartphone sports two 12-megapixel cameras on the back – one dedicated to colour and the other to monochrome.
The setup also boasts a wide aperture range (f/0.95 to f/16), which allows users to produce stunning Bokeh effects with blurred out backgrounds.
However, unlike its Huaweibranded siblings, the cameras on Honor models are not Leicacertified.
With the addition of phase detect and laser autofocus features, Huawei claims that users will be able to focus faster and more accurately than regular smartphones.
The Honor 8 Pro is also equipped with an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
Unlike the previous model, the Honor 8 Pro sports a larger 5.7in QHD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) display, which is great for entertainment on-the-go or gaming sessions.
The Honor 8 Pro is powered by the company’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor, which can also be found in Huawei’s flagship P10, and has 6GB RAM, which according to Au, is the most ever in an Honor device to date.
“With the release of the Honor 8 Pro, we are putting the focus back on our core target – the young at heart,” said Luke Au, Huawei consumer business group regional product marketing director.
“It redefines large screen smartphones by delivering absolute performance for today’s power users in an ultra-thin minimalist design.”
Other specs include 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card), rear fingerprint sensor and large 4,000mAh battery which supports fast charging.
Au claims that the battery offers six hours of non-stop gaming and will last up to two days under regular use.
Users don’t have to worry about slow or discontinued software updates as the device runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, along with the company’s custom skin called Emotion UI 5.1.
The Honor 8 Pro is available now on the company’s official vMall online store and retail outlets nationwide, priced at RM1,999. Two colour variants are available – Midnight Black and Navy Blue.
The first 100 customers who purchase the Honor 8 Pro via vMall and share it on Facebook will be able to redeem a powerbank worth RM128.
Au (centre) launching the Honor 8 Pro which has a large 5.7in display that is great for watching movies and playing games. — ONG SOON HIN/The Star