Huawei announces 6.6-inch Honor Note 8 phablet
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.