Earlier this month, Huawei revealed the list of devices which it plans to update to Android Nougat and surprisingly, it didn’t include Honor 8. However, the Chinese handset manufacturer has now announced that it will roll out Android Nougat update sometime in February 2017. Further, the update will also bring in the all new EMUI 5.0 which was first launched with Huawei Mate 9.
Android Nougat, as we all know, brings in a bunch of interesting features including the split-screen multitasking, improved Google Keyboard, improved notification panel and recents menu etc. For extended battery life, Android Nougat comes with ‘Doze on the go’ which will get activated even if your Nougat running device is in your pocket.
Apart from Nougat, EMUI 5.0 also introduces a lot of visual changes as well as improvements. As per the Chinese handset manufacturer claims, the new UI is extremely intelligent and secure. One can perform 90% of the functions in just a matter of 2-3 clicks as the UI adapts to the usage patterns of a user.Further, the added machine learning helps UI to understand the usage habits as well as enhance battery efficiency. The new EMUI 5.0 also come with features like ‘App Lock’.
Just quickly briefing the specifications, Huawei Honor 8 comes with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display. Underneath the hood, the device is powered by a 2.3GHz Octa-Core Kirin 950 processor paired with a Mali T880-MP4 GPU and 4GB RAM. Besides, there is 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system wrapped under EMUI 4.1 and gets its strength from a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging support. The handset measures 145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm and weighs 153 grams with a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device.
In the photography department, the Honor 8 sports a dual-camera setup, both being 12-megapixel shooters with f/2.2, 35mm, laser autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. At the front, the device boasts an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.4 aperture.
It has USB Type-C port for data syncing and charging plus hybrid Dual SIM tray apart from connectivity options like 4G LTE, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and NFC.