Huawei announces 6.6-inch Honor Note 8 phablet

Huawei announces 6.6-inch Honor Note 8 phablet
Huawei announces 6.6-inch Honor Note 8 phablet
The VR-ready phablet will carry a QHD AMOLED display with a HiSilicon Kirin SoC for 310 Euros. A European launch has not yet been announced.

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Long-rumored and finally unveiled, it appears that Huawei was simply waiting for Samsung to introduce its Galaxy Note 7 before taking the wraps off of its own flagship phablet.

The Honor Note 8 will be even larger device than the competing Samsung. According to the manufacturer, the phablet will ship with the following core specifications:

  • 6.6-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 955 SoC
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32/128 GB eMMC
  • 13 MP rear + 8 MP front cameras
  • 4500 mAh battery
  • USB Type-C w/ fast charging

Unlike the Galaxy Note 7, however, the Honor Note 8 will not have an integrated stylus pen. Nonetheless, its casing will be aluminum and will house the same SoC as its Huawei P9 sibling with VR support.

The Honor Note 8 is now available in China starting for about 310 Euros. A European SKU has yet to be announced as Chinese versions often lack the necessary LTE bands for European service providers. Huawei recently announced the Honor 8 and Honor V8, which are the smaller versions of the Honor Note 8 phablet.



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Benjamin Herzig/ Allen Ngo, 2016-08- 6 (Update: 2016-08- 6)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.