Huawei is going to release the Honor 8 on July 11 and it seems that isn’t the only phone launching. This new phone showed up at TENAA with model number EDI-DL00 and is sort of a max version of the Honor 8. So, could it be called Honor 8 Max? While we wait for the official name to be confirmed, let’s take a look at some of the specs.
The phone will feature a massive 6.6” screen with a 2K resolution, a Kirin 950 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM,and will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Huawei has decided to give the phone a 4400mAh battery which we expect should support fast charge.
Sadly, the ”Honor 8 Max” will not get the dual camera treatment like its other siblings. Camera configuration is 8MP in front and 13MP at the rear. Dimensions are 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.18 (mm) and weight has been kept at 219 grams.
For a phone this large, you’d expect Huawei to put the fingerprint scanner in front or positioned lower even if it is going to be at the back, but it sits at the upper part. So unless you have really large hands (and long fingers), unlocking the phone might pose some difficulties.
If the ”Honor 8 Max” is meant to take on the Xiaomi Mi Max, it’ll do well to be priced at more or less the same price range as its rival. The Mi Max while sporting a smaller FHD screen (6.44”) features a larger battery(4850mAh), has NFC, and cost $230 for 650 processor; $260 for the 3GB/32GB with a SD652 chipset; and $307 for the 4GB/128GB version with the snapdragon 652 SoC.