Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer competing with Samsung and Apple, is all set to launch their new smartphone of the Honor line-up, Huawei Honort 8 Pro on April 5. Not to mention that the phone is already available in Chinese market with the brand name of Huawei Honor V9.

A few weeks earlier rumors circulated that Huawei will be releasing its new smartphone Honor 8 Pro at the eve of the Mobile World Congress. With the MWC 2017 a thing of past now, it seems the wait is now over as the Chinese smartphone brand will be releasing the Honor 8 Pro on April 5 worldwide.

The company has already started pre-order booking of their upcoming flagship Huawei P10 in Pakistan along with the heat wave generated by the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the market.

The Honor series has been impressive with the budget Honor 8 Lite attracting massive sales, the Honor 8 Pro promises to be an excellent release too. Let’s take a look at what the Huawei Honor 8 Pro has to offer:


It is reported that Honor 8 Pro will come with HiSilicon 960 that is said to be a direct competitor of Qualcomm and Samsung’s latest chips. The graphics card is also an improved Mali G-71 that will support with a huge 6GB of RAM.


As far as the display is concerned the Honor 8 Pro will not feature a display screen as impressive as the S8 but will have an impressive 5.7-inches Quad HD display which is better than many. Other features include LTE support, Android Nougat 7.0 and a dual-sim option.


Dual cameras are becoming the norm these days, so the Honor 8 Pro follows the trend by boasting a dual camera setup consisting of two 12-megapixel sensors that feature f/2.2, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. As for the selfie camera, it’s an 8-megapixel one with f/2.0 aperture.

While a lot of smartphones are now looking to cross the 3000mAh mark, the Galaxy S8 has stuck with 3000mAh which is smaller than its predecessor. The Huawei Honor 8 Pro will come with a mighty 4000mAh battery; sufficient enough of providing a backup of up to two days as the company claims.

The price has not been revealed yet but is expected to be around $394.


2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
LAUNCH Announced 2017, February
Status Coming soon, Release Date April 5, 2017
BODY Dimensions 157 x 77.5 x 7 mm
Weight 184 g
Colour Gold, Blue
DISPLAY Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 960
CPU Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71 MP8
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
ROM 64 GB/128 GB
CAMERA Primary Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Java No
Misc. – Emotion UI 5
– DTS sound enhancement

– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

– MP4/H.264 player

– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player

– Document viewer

– Photo/video editor

BATTERY Type Non-removable Li-Po
Capacity 4000 mAh
PRICE USD 394 (expected)
PKR 41,500 (expected)