24 February 2017
Huawei's sub-brand Honor is prepping for a couple of launches ahead of the MWC 2017 event that is set to commence from February 25. Apart from the Honor V9, the company is also going to release the Honor 8 Youth Edition smartphone. The Youth edition is the same Honor 8 Lite that was recently launched in Finland.
Honor teased the poster of the smartphone on their Weibo page which features the photo of Chinese youth icon 'Wu Yi Fan', a Chinese-born Canadian actor, singer and model, who recently made the debut in xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
As for the specifications, the Honor 8 Youth Edition sports a 5.2-inch FullHD display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The device is powered by the octa-core Kirin 655 processor and the memory includes 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. A 12MP camera with f/2.2 aperture sits on the back along with an 8MP camera on the front.
The device is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. A fingerprint scanner rests on the back panel as well. Other connectivity options include 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS etc. The smartphone measures 147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6mm and weighs 147 grams.
On the other hand, Honor will also launch the Honor V9 -- a successor to the Honor V8. The device was recently teased with Android 7.0 Nougat OS and EMUI 5.0 and is mainly heading in the market to battle the OnePlus 3T. The specifications of the device include:
- 5.7-inch (2560 × 1440 pixels) Quad HD 2.5D curved glass display
- Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 960 processor with Mali G71 Octa-Core GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Dual SIM
- 12MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3,900mAh battery with fast charging
The price of the device is expected to be around 2299 Yuan (US$334).