Huawei is now is an active mode, with the launch of P9 and P9 Plus this month, MediaPad M2 10.0 in January and last week the MediaPad T1 7.0 Plus tablet has also been announced in the Philippines. Next up, the Honor 5C mid-range handset will be announced on April 28th but they are not quite done yet. Huawei’s has upcoming P9 lite (new member to P9 family) and now Honor sub-brand has shared yet another teaser on Weibo (Chinese social network). Honor V8
Huawei hints at the dual camera setup on this phone as well. The Honor V8 will be the second Honor-branded smartphone to sport the dual camera setup, as a direct successor to the Honor 7 which was introduced in June last year. The release date for this V8 will be introduced on May 10th in China and other markets to follow.
As far as specs go, we got rumors are indicating that it might ship with two 12-megapixel sensors on the back, just like the P9 and P9 Plus, but without Leica’s lenses. Huawei’s Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core SoC could be the perfect processor for this phone, and the Honor V8 will probably ship with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM on the inside. The fingerprint scanner will probably also be included here, and the device will be made out of metal. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come out of the box, and on top of it, you’ll be able to find Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) skin.
That is pretty much all the info we have at the moment. The Honor 6, Honor 6 Plus and Honor 7 have been selling really well for the company, so expectations will be high for this smartphone as well.
Huawei's P9 Lite launch also looks imminent as it has found to have been been listed by a third-party e-commerce website. Additionally, the handset has been also said to have passed through Tenaa, Chinese telecommunications certification authority, revealing almost specs.
From these sources, we gathered the Huawei P9 Lite will feature a 5.2-inch, full-HD display, Kirin 650 octa-core SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage; 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the Huawei's Emotion UI 4.1 running on top. The device will include a 2900mAh battery, an octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, and an 8-megapixel front camera. The handset has been previously seen sporting a fingerprint sensor as well.
Huawei aims to sell 140 million smartphones this year, and in order to succeed, they’ll surely need to release quite a few appealing products, and the P9 series and Honor V8 sure does seem promising.