After announcing the Honor 8 Pro a few weeks ago in India, Huawei has now decided to launch the phone in the country in a more official capacity. The handset will be available via Amazon on July 13 in an open sale at 12 am.
Amazon’s also hosting a separate Prime members-only sale on July 10 at 6 pm. Other than getting the chance to buy the Honor 8 Pro ahead of everyone else, they’ll also be eligible for a 15% cashback offer as long as they’re HDFC Bank credit or debit card customers.
Huawei’s additionally bundling a Vodafone scheme that gives away 45GB of free data divided over the course of 5 months to anyone who snaps up the handset. The company’s settled on a Rs 29999 price tag for the phone, selling it in a 128GB of ROM and 6GB of RAM variant.
The Honor 8 Pro is only available in a 64GB of ROM and 6GB of RAM model internationally, so the 128GB one appears to be an India-first. This is probably wise when considering the kind of competition the device will face in the country.
Specifications of the Huawei Honor 8 Pro:
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1
– Display: 5.7-inch LTPS, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– CPU: octa-core Kirin 960
– Battery: 4000mAh
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Storage: 128GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 6GB
– Weight: 184g
– Size: 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C
The OnePlus 5 will be the Honor 8 Pro’s closest rival since it also packs 6GB of RAM, 128GB of ROM, and dual cameras. The former will burn a bigger hole in your pocket though, as it starts at Rs 32999 for its 6GB/64GB iteration and Rs 37999 for its 8GB/128GB one.
You can buy the Honor 8 Pro via Amazon India. Huawei also launched the Honor Band 3 at the same event, but has chosen not to disclose its price or launch date yet.