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UK gets Honor

by on05 April 2017

Latest edition to the Honor 8 flagship

Honor has released the Honor 8 Pro - the latest addition to the Honor 8 flagship series in the UK

The stand-out capability is its high-density 4.000 mAh batter which works in tandem with SmartPower 5.0 technology, providing up to two full days of run-time from a single charge.

The handset packs this power into an ultra-thin 6.97mm body. Coming in at 5.7 inches, the size of the QHD resolution screen isn’t compromised either.

It comes with a cardboard VR headset so it can manage mobile VR set ups, via the Jaunt VR app. Under the bonnet is the  Kirin 960, featuring eight processor cores (four high-performance Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four low-power Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8 Ghz). This setup improves single-core  by 10 percent and multi-core performance by 19 per cent.

The Honor latest handset will run the most demanding games at high-frame rates with minimum lag and dropped frames, even in 3D. Further power enhancements are harnessed with the vast power of the Mali-G71 graphics chip, which supports cutting-edge Vulkan graphics and computes API and boosts graphic performance up to 400 percent.

Vulkan enabled GFX units to relieve the CPU’s strain, which are normally experienced with OpenGL, raising the device’s graphical and data processing capabilities. In conjunction with the brilliant Quad HD display, games come to life without lag for maximum immersion. The impressive 64 GB internal storage is spacious enough for advanced 3D games and can be expanded via a microSD card by up to 128 GB.

George Zhao, HonorPresident claimed the launch of the Honor 8 Pro pushed the boundaries on all front.

The handset is the most impressive performing Honor smartphone to date, redefining the large-screen category by wrapping its outstanding features inside an ultra-thin minimalist design. The device is available at a market leading price: performance ratio, with Honor 8 Pro debuting in under £475.

Wilkin Lee, Sales and Marketing Manager for Honor UK, added: “We know that a big bugbear for smartphone users who live an always-on fast-paced life is often the battery of their device cutting out at a pivotal moment, whether they are reaching the climax of a film, on the verge of completing the top level of a game or capturing a winning shot on holiday. We’re a power reliant generation.

“With the Honor 8 Pro, we’ve gone to great lengths to make sure our users are equipped with the best battery performance so they can make the most of the handset’s other impressive capabilities and maximise online experiences.”

The new EMUI 5.1 system creates a smarter interface, learning from users’ behaviour and habits to minimise lag and ensure applications and files load smoothly. For example, if Facebook is consistently opened at around 8 am every day, the system will load the app in the background in advance, cutting down app load times significantly.

The Honor 8 Pro has its third generation 12-megapixel dual-lens camera. The device also supports shooting of 4k videos encoded in the efficient H.265 codec, which produces files twice as small as its predecessor. And EMUI 5.1 introduces Highlights, a new feature co-developed with GoPro that intelligently organises photos by category and automatically generates video stories that are easily customisable.

Honor 8 Pro key specifications:

? 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display, 515 ppi
? Kirin 960 octa-core (4x 2.4 GHz + 4x 1.8 GHz)
? 6 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM
? Android 7 (Nougat)
? EMUI 5.1
? 12 MP + 12 MP dual-lens camera
? 184 grams

The Honor 8 Pro will be available in Navy Blue in the UK at launch, retailing at £474.99. It can be pre-ordered today from Honor’s or purchased from Amazon from Thursday 20 April 2017.

Last modified on 05 April 2017
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