Honor launches updated Honor 8 Pro
By Chong Jinn Xiung July 12, 2017
- A large screen smartphone with high performance in an ultra-thin body
- Engineered with performance in mind for power users and gamers
FOLLOWING the launch of the Honor 8 in Q4 of 2016, Honor Malaysia recently followed up with the next step up in its phone series with the Honor 8 Pro.
Minimalism is evident in the design language of the Honor 8 Pro as it features a sleek ultra-thin 6.97mm metal body that comes in three colour choices: navy blue, midnight black or platinum gold.
Featuring a generously large screen, the Honor 8 Pro’s 5.7-inch Quad HD resolution display is said to deliver close to cinema-standard visuals with high colour accuracy and detail. Touting just how good it is, the phone comes with the Jaunt VR app that lets users experience the immersive world of virtual reality right from their phones.
One of the big highlights of the Honor 8 Pro is its dual 12-Megapixel cameras that combine a monochrome and RGB lens to produce high-quality photos. It carries over the wide aperture mode from high-end Huawei phones to shoot stunning portraits with an added ‘bokeh’ effect.
Not forgetting video, the Honor 8 Pro is capable of recording sharp ultra HD resolution 4K videos. Interestingly, Honor has added the wide aperture mode to the video so you can apply that dreamy out-of-focus look to your videos too.
It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 960 CPU with a Mali-G71 GPU to support graphics processing. Combined with 6GB of RAM, it has plenty of horsepower to handle multiple applications and games while 64GB of internal storage provides ample room for storing apps.
Of course, the user interface runs on Honor’s EMUI 5.1 over Android 7.0 so it is pretty much up to date. The latest version of EMUI also introduces Highlights, a feature co-developed with Go Pro, that organises photos by categories and automatically generates video stories that are easily shareable.
With a large 4,000mAh battery Honor boldly claims that users can leave their chargers at home as the handset works with its SmartPower 5.0 technology to give up to two days of regular use and 1.5 days of heavy use in a single charge.
In addition, the Honor 8 Pro marks the company’s exclusive partnership with the 2017 Mobile Legends South East Asia Cup in Malaysia and will be the official gaming phone for the tournament. Mobile Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena mobile game developed and published by Shanghai Moonton Technology.
According to Honor, the Honor 8 Pro is available from July 11 at a retail price of US$465 (RM1,999). It will be sold online via vMall, the official e-store for Honor and Huawei, followed by Honor experience stores beginning July 12.