Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Rival Huawei Honor 8 With 6.6-inch QHD Screen To Release Next Week

Honor Note 8
Huawei is releasing a literally "noteworthy" competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note 7. YouTube/The Phone Commercials HD

Huawei is going to challenge Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 by releasing a monster rival that would be officially called Honor Note 8.  

The Honor Note 8 is slated for an Aug. 9 release, but consumers can pre-order the device starting this Monday. Sadly, the massive handset is only exclusive to China, without any word yet on the possibility of the device's release in the United States.

To get ahead of its giant competitors, the Xiaomi Mi Max and Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Huawei’s Honor Note 8 is reportedly sporting a 6.6-inch QuadHD display, according to GSM Arena

The Galaxy Note 7 is out of the picture when talking about screen sizes, since it is only rocking a 5.8-inch screen. On the other hand, both the Mi Max and the Phab 2 Pro are sporting 6.4-inch displays. 

Huawei is very proud of its phablet’s screen size, for it believes that the 6.6-inch display is the most ideal for multimedia, gaming and productivity.

The gigantic form of the handset may be pushing the boundaries of what it really takes to be considered a phablet. However, the big upside to this is the bigger body of the Honor Note 8 which translates to a larger slot for the battery.

Huawei packed in a hefty 4,500mAh battery pack into the device. The size will be useful in keeping the handset on for long hours.

In addition, Huawei has also designed the Honor Note 8 to have power-saving algorithms, so owners can really make use of 13.4 hours of battery life for video playback, gaming and other uses, Phone Arena reported. 

Specs- and feature-wise, the Huawei Honor Note 8 is housing a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor, a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, 4GB of RAM and a fingerprint scanner.

The handset also has a 13-megapixel back camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens, according to Android Central

In terms of internal storage variants, the Honor Note 8 will have 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage versions. Since there is also a slot for the microSD card, users can further increase the size of the memory of the device to store more files. 

What is somehow disappointing about Huawei’s newest phablet is the inclusion of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and not the Android 7.0 Nougat, which is rumored to be available to the Galaxy Note 7 upon the latter’s launch event on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

The 32GB base model of the phablet costs ¥2,299 or $345, the 64GB variant costs ¥2,499 or $375, while the top-specced 128GB variant costs ¥2,799 pr $420.

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