Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Honor V9 arrives in Europe and UK as Honor 8 Pro

Huawei sub-brand Honor's Honor V9 which was introduced in China back in February, has finally made its way to European market and UK as the Honor 8 Pro. Last week the phone was also listed on Honor's official Russia website. The phone comes with dual-camera and beefy battery capacity.

Honor 8 Pro features the same specs as the Honor V9, but will come with only 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, instead of multiple RAM/storage options. The phone will cost 474.99 GBP ($597 | Rs. 38,700) in the UK, and 549 Euros ($585 | Rs. 38,000) in Europe.

Coming to the specs, the Honor 8 Pro feature 5.7-inch Quad HD display and is powered by octa-core Kirin 960 processor backed by Mali-G71 GPU. It comes with 12MP (Monochrome) + 12MP (RGB) dual camera setup with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection and laser auto-focus, dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. For selfies there's 8MP f/2.0 front camera, and the phone packs 4000mAh battery, that promises two days of battery life on normal usage or 1.44 days with heavy usage. 

Other specifications include hybrid dual-SIM slots (SIM + SIM or SIM + microSD card), 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C and fingerprint scanner. It runs Android Nougat based EMUI 5.1.

The Honor 8 Pro also comes with a unique packaging. The retail box of the Honor 8 Pro can be converted into a Google Cardboard viewer for VR. The phone comes pre-loaded with Jaunt VR app that offers immersive gaming or amazing 360° video experiences.

The Honor 8 Pro is now available for pre-order from and will also be available through Amazon from April 20 in Aurora Blue, Platinum Gold and Midnight Black colors. Pre-orders placed on for the Honor 8 Pro will include bundled gift options like Tripod/Sandisk Memory Card 128GB or Tripod/Powerbank 10000mAh or Storntium MicroSDXC card 3-in-1 + VR glasses.

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