Huawei Honor 8 smartphone launches in the US

The Huawei Honor 8 smartphone launched in Europe back on August 25 and launched for pre-order in the US on August 17. If you didn't pre-order the device preferring to wait until it was in general availability that day has come. The Honor 8 is now available to order in the US via the Huawei store and is shipping now.

The 32GB version of the smartphone sells for $399.99 unlocked making it very affordable. If you have missed all of our coverage on the device, it packs some very nice features into an affordable smartphone that should be of interest to anyone who prefers to pay full price and not be stuck under a contract. One of the big features of the device is its bionic 12MP dual lens camera.

That special camera has two lenses with one of them taking color photos and the other taking monochrome images. The two images are then combined to capture crisper and more detailed photos. The camera also has hybrid auto-focus designed to enable laser focus for short range, precise depth focus. The front camera is an 8MP unit and has a selfie mode for ideal self-shots.

Other specs for the smartphone include Android 6.0 for the OS overlaid with Huawei's Emotion UI 4.1. The CPU is a Hisilicon Kirin 950 octa-core chip that runs at 2.3GHz. The device is offered in pearl white, sapphire blue, and midnight black colors and weighs in at about 153g with the battery. It supports a single nano-SIM card and has a 5.2-inch LTPS screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The chip is paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable via memory cards to 128GB. The phone will operate on LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20, WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz networks.

SOURCE: Huawei