Honor comes full circle with Honor 8 metal frame and 2.5D glass front and back design


The Honor 8 is coming soon to Malaysia with its metal frame and beautiful curved 2.5D glass front and back. Boasting a new sapphire blue colour, the premium metal frame, glass front and back and dual camera setup comes full circle from their earlier metal frame Honor 6 Plus which was launched here in Malaysia last year but adds more curves, beautiful patterns and features than before.

The Honor 8 features a rounded full metal frame and curved glass front and back with dual rear cameras

While you can check our comparison tool between the Honor 8 and Honor 6 Plus as always, a first glance at both shows that the Honor 8 features a more curved design with rounded metal frame, precision beveling and 2.5D glass. The frame also goes all the way, but the flat metal frame of the Honor 6 Plus while premium in its own right did not cover the bottom half.


The earlier Honor 6 Plus also had a metal frame and glass front and back with dual rear cameras

The Honor 8 also improves upon from Huawei's previous flagships like the Huawei P7 which featured a 7-layered glass back that had a circular wave pattern underlaid. Sharing this same aesthetic, the Honor 8 practically shimmers in the light with 15 layers of finely crafted glass. 

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The Honor 8 features 15-layers of glass to get the shimmeringly beautiful pattern on its back

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The result is a tough but beautiful glass back that shimmers in the light


The Huawei Ascend P7 had this multi-layered glass back as well...


... with similarly beautiful results.

While this multi-layer glass back certainly brings more beauty and durability to the Honor stable it also utilizes the latest features from Huawei's other more current flagships, like the extra monochrome rear camera sensor from the Huawei P9 and the energy efficient yet powerful Kirin 950 processor from the Huawei Mate 8.


The Honor 8 has a monochrome camera sensor just like the Huawei P9

The Kirin 950 processor offers more power, energy efficiency and more

We're looking forward to the total package of the Honor 8 but for the full tech specs list you can check it out below:

  • 16nm 64-bit octa-core Kirin 950 processor + i5 co-processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage + up to 128GB microSD
  • 5.2-inch display (Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 1500:1 contrast, 423 ppi pixel density, 16.7 million colours)
  • Dual 12MP rear camera (f/2.2 aperture, Dual Image Signal Processing chips, Colour + Monochrome sensors) + 8MP front camera (f/2.4 aperture)
  • Features 4G LTE, NFC, fingerprint sensor + customizable app launch smart key, infrared remote control, DTS sound processing, Dual-microphone noise reduction, dedicated Hi6402 audio chip
  • supports USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE, 3.5mm audio jack, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi,
  • 145.5 x71.0 x 7.45 mm | 153g
  • 3000 mAh battery (fast charging)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow + EMUI 4.1
  • Available in Sapphire Blue and more

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