Alongside the launch of Honor 8 smartphone launch, Huawei has also launched the Honor 8 Smart in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 19,999, and will be available on Amazon India, Flipkart and Honor Stores online, and major retail stores across the country. For now however, availability details have not been revealed. It will be available in Black, White, and Gold colour variants.
The Honor 8 Smart is different from the Honor 8 in camera, processor, memory, and storage departments. The aluminium-magnesium alloy frame smartphone features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) In-Cell Touch display with a pixel density of 424ppi, and sports a metal design. It is powered by a 64-bit 2.0GHz octa-core Kirin 650 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. Optics include a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and an 8-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It also sports a 24-bit DAC HI6402 chipset.
It packs a 3000mAh battery which is claimed to last for 1.4 days, and has a fingerprint sensor at the rear just like the Honor 8. The Honor 8 Smart supports single-SIM (Nano-SIM) slot, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company's EMUI 4.1 skin on top. It does not support FM radio, but comes with connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and an infrared scanner.
At the event, Huawei also launched the Honor Holly 3 budgeted smartphone priced at Rs. 9,999, and even announced that it will be the first 'Made in India' smartphone from the company. The Honor 8 (Review), however, took the big spotlight, and was priced at Rs. 29,999. The Honor 8 smartphone comes with a dual camera setup, 2.5D glass protection on the front and back, and a fingerprint scanner with Smart Key at the back.