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.

Display

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

Processor

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

RAM

Honor 8 Pro: 6GB
Honor 8: 4GB

Internal Storage

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

Camera

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

Battery

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

Charging

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

Power

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

OS

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

Carriers

Honor 8 Pro: European  
Honor 8: Unlocked

Release Date

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

Price

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

Colors

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