Huawei's Honor 8 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone announced in Europe

Posted April 06, 2017

The Honor 8 Pro is simply a bigger, more powerful Honor 8 with the same dual camera setup packed inside an all-metal unibody design.

The Honor 8 Pro follows-on from the Honor 8, which was first released in 2016. "The handset is the most impressive performing Honor smartphone to date, redefining the large-screen category by wrapping its outstanding features inside an ultra-thin minimalist design".

The company also introduced a mid-range Huawei Honor 6C smartphone which is set to launch in Europe in the coming weeks carrying a €229 price tag.

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The device is powered by 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU.

The Mali-G71 includes support for the cutting-edge Vulkan graphics and compute API (application programming interface) and boosts graphic performance up to 400%. Now there's the Honor 8 Pro, a 5.7-inch flagship which packs oodles of power into a lesser shiny body. USA availability is completely unknown, but pre-orders in Europe are live now starting at €549.

The Honor 8 Pro's 4,000mAh battery is rated to deliver two full days of "regular use".

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No Leica branding on this dual camera.

However you can already reserve it from the online store of Vmall, with colors Midnight Black, Navy Blue and Platinum Gold. One thing that has changed is the material used on the rear panel, instead of the treacherously slippy glass sported by the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Pro boasts an anodized paint job on its aluminum unibody. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat with the latest version of Huawei's EMUI 5.1 on top of it. The 13-megapixel camera on the back features f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash, while the 5-megapixel snapper on the front side should be enough to take great selfies. The two lenses work in tandem to deliver the ideal shot - the monochrome lens captures a black-and-white image with incredible depth of detail, while the RGB lens ensures vivid colour reproduction. It is a dual sim device with dual standby support. Honor is selling the Honor 8 exclusively in Europe with pre-orders beginning today for 549 euros (about $585). Honor wants you! The Huawei-owned company has announced a new beta program targeted specifically at those that live in the USA - however, only a select few will be a part of the program. In line with its slogan, "For the Brave", the brand was created to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimized products that offer superior user experiences, inspire action, foster creativity and empower the young to achieve their dreams.

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