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Honor Note 8 announced: 6.6″ Quad HD AMOLED, Kirin 955 SoC




Huawei has a new phablet in town under their Honor sub-brand. It sports a humongous 6.6-inch display but packs in a lot of pixels and their own homebaked Kirin 955 chipset that’s found on the Huawei P9/P9 Plus.

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The Honor Note 8 is a high-end phablet with its 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution or 443ppi pixel density which is pretty sharp for a huge smartphone. Ticking inside is an octa-core Kirin 955 chipset paired with a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. There’s 4GB of RAM onboard with multiple storage options up to 128GB.

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There’s a 13MP PDAF rear camera with optical image stabilization although it doesn’t record in 4K. An 8MP front-facing camera handles the selfies.

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As for the network, it supports 4G connectivity with dual-SIM capability through the hybrid SIM slot. Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, and Bluetooth 4.2 is present as well. A USB Type-C port is found at the bottom. Thanks to large dimensions of the phone, a large 4500mAh battery provides juice and it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Honor Note 8 specs:
6.6-inch AMOLED display @ 1440 x 2650 pixels, 443ppi
2.5GHz HiSilicon Kirin 955 octa-core chipset
Mali-T880 MP4
4GB RAM
32GB / 64GB / 128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM2)
13MP rear PDAF camera w/ OIS, dual-tone LED flash
8MP front-facing camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C
4500mAh Li-Po battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ EMUI 4.1
178.8 × 90.9 ×7.18 mm
219 g

The Honor Note 8 is priced at CNY 2,299 (~Php16,300), CNY 2,499 (~Php17,700),  and CNY 2,799 (~Php19,900) for 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options, respectively. Pre-order is already available in China with official sales starting on August 9.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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