Honor 8 Pro Back Black and Blue
Honor 8 Pro Back Black and Blue Huawei/Honor

Huawei's Honor brand has released a new high-end device for the European market. The Honor 8 Pro is a premium version of the Honor 8 smartphone, which released in July 2016 internationally and then in August 2016 for the U.S market.

At this time there is no word on whether the Honor 8 Pro will be available in the U.S. However, part of Honor’s ethos is providing affordable devices for the U.S. market, so an American launch is possible in the coming weeks or months.

Features highlighted on the Honor 8 Pro include its high RAM, storage, and battery capacities, which rival those of several 2017 flagships. Meanwhile, the smartphone will be noticeably cheaper than many recently launched premium devices, such as the Galaxy S8 and LG G6.

Pundits expect if the Honor 8 Pro were to release in the U.S., it would sell for around $500.


Honor 8 Pro: 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 resolution)
Honor 8: 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution)


Honor 8 Pro: HiSilicon Kirin 960 chip
Honor 8: HiSilicon Kirin 950 chip


Honor 8 Pro: 6GB
Honor 8: 4GB

Internal Storage

Honor 8 Pro: 64GB built-in storage
Honor 8: 32GB, 64GB, 256GB microSD expansion


Honor 8 Pro: dual 12-megapixel (rear), 8-megapixel (front)
Honor 8: dual 12-megapixel (rear), 8-megapixel (front)


Honor 8 Pro: 4,000mAh
Honor 8: 3,000mAh


Honor 8 Pro: Fast charging, wired
Honor 8: Fast charging, wired


Honor 8 Pro: USB Type-C
Honor 8: USB Type-C


Honor 8 Pro: Android 7.0 Nougat
Honor 8: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (native)

Special Sensors

Honor 8 Pro: 3D fingerprint
Honor 8: 3D fingerprint


Honor 8 Pro: European
Honor 8: Unlocked

Release Date

Honor 8 Pro: April 20; Preorder available now
Honor 8: Available now


Honor 8 Pro: £475 ($593)
Honor 8: $400 - $450


Honor 8 Pro: Platinum Gold, Midnight Black, Navy Blue
Honor 8: Sapphire Blue, Pearl White, and Midnight Black