Huawei has teased its Honor Note 8, which looks to be a gargantuan phone that is a direct response to the Xiaomi Mi Max, in rather interesting ways. However, a recent appearance on Chinese telecommunications certification agency TENAA gave us some concrete details about Huawei’s latest phablet.
Living up to its name, the Honor Note 8 will reportedly feature a 6.6-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 resolution OLED display, which is larger than the Mi Max’s 6.44-inch display of equal resolution. According to rumors, an octa-core 2.5GHz processor and 4GB RAM power the Honor Note 8, with the 64GB of native storage expandable by up to an additional 128GB through the MicroSD card slot.
The sheer size of the Honor Note 8 allows it to reportedly include an equally huge 4,400mAh battery, though we wish it was just a bit larger. By comparison, the Blu Energy XL, which has a significantly smaller footprint than Huawei’s latest phablet, includes a 5,000mAh battery.
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Finally, the Honor Note 8 is rumored to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, with Huawei’s EMUI Android skin likely taking over in the looks department.
Plain, but functional
On the outside, the Honor Note 8 looks to feature a metal chassis with a Nexus 6P-ish metal effect finish on the rear panel, though we are not sure if the top and bottom sections of that rear panel are metal or plastic. Weirdly enough, rumors point to the Honor Note 8 featuring a dual-lens 13-megapixel rear setup, but the phablet that went through TENAA only has one main shooter. Regardless, the selfie camera reportedly weighs in at 8MP.
The right side of the phone houses the power button and volume rocker, while the left features the SIM card slot that doubles as the MicroSD card slot.
Release date and price
Huawei keeps to teasers for the time being when it comes to the Honor Note 8, so the company has yet to release any availability or pricing information. However, if the company intends to compete with Xiaomi’s phablet offering, for example, it will need to sell the Honor Note 8 for under $300 unlocked.
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As for availability, Huawei is expected to officially unveil the phone sometime soon, since the phablet already made its way through China’s regulatory agency.