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Huawei's 'Honor 8 Pro' arrives in India, to be made available at Amazon for Rs 29,999

Chinese smartphone major Huawei on Thursday finally launched its 6GB 'Honor 8 Pro' in India, which will be made available on Amazon only.
India TV Tech Desk New Delhi July 06, 2017 18:09 IST
India TV Tech Desk

Chinese smartphone major Huawei on Thursday finally launched its 6GB 'Honor 8 Pro' in India, a few weeks after unveiling the much-awaited handset in the country. Armed with fourth generation 12MP dual-lens camera system, 'Honor 8 Pro', launched at Rs 29,999, sets up a close fight with Rs 32,999 OnePlus 5 (6GB RAM/64GB). 

"The 'Honor 8 Pro' offers market-leading specifications by pushing the boundary of smartphone design, providing 2K display, extra-long battery life and dual camera setup," P. Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group, told reporters here.

'Honor Band 3' is also the first device of its kind to feature 50-metre water resistance and 30 days battery life on a single charge.

Globally, Huawei witnessed 35 per cent growth (YOY) in revenue in 2016, with 139 million smartphone shipments. In the first quarter of 2017, the company shipped 34.55 million units in 74 countries.

The company also showcased a new 'Honor Band 3' with intelligent tracking features like heart rate monitoring, walking/running and sleep tracking. 

'Honor 8 Pro Specifications

The 5.7-inch smartphone with 128GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB, comes with 2K quad HD display and houses 4000mAh battery.The device runs on the latest premium flagship Kirin 960 processor and an all-new EMUI 5.1 software.

Honor 8 Pro comes with dual-SIM feature and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1 out of the box. The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) LTPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Honor 8 Pro  is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 960 (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The smartphone comes with a dual rear camera setup that consists of two 12-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. The camera's wide aperture range delivers DSLR-like depth of field effects for both photo and video shooting. 

The front camera has an 8-megapixel sensor coupled with an 77-degree wide-angle lens.

The smartphone will be bundled in a box that can also be used as a virtual reality headset. The device will be available in midnight black and navy blue colour options. 

'Honor 8 Pro': Where and when to buy

'Honor 8 Pro' will be exclusively available to Prime members on Amazon Prime Day, starting 6 p.m. on July 10. 'Honor 8 Pro' has been designed under the partnership with Amazon, Gameloft, GoPro, Jaunt VR and Deep Silver Fishlabs.

The company has partnered with Gameloft and GoPro for in-built apps and is in talks with major e-tailers for exclusive online release.