Huawei set to launch 6.6-inch Honor Note 8 handset in China on Aug 9

Huawei set to launch 6.6-inch Honor Note 8 handset in China on Aug 9

Chinese device manufacturer Huawei is set to launch a new upper-mid-range smartphone -- called Honor Note 8 -- next week. The launch of the big-screen handset will be limited only to China; with Huawei not having officially confirmed the possible availability of the handset in the US.

The Huawei Honor Note 8 handset -- which is essentially a 'phablet' with a massive 6.6-inch display -- is scheduled to hit the Chinese market on Tuesday, August 9. The device is already available for preorder with effect from Monday, August 1.

Announcing the availability details of the new Honor Note 8 handset in China, Huawei said that the device will be available in three variants -- 34GB, 64GB, and 128GB -- depending on onboard storage capacity. The 34GB Honor Note 8 is priced at ¥2,299 or $345; while the 64GB variant is priced at ¥2,499 or $375; and the top-end 128GB model costs ¥2,799 or $420.

Other than the 6.6-inch QuadHD display, the Huawei Honor Note 8 will feature a number of other notable specifications including a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor; 4GB of RAM; a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU; a 13-megapixel rear camera; an 8-megapixel front-facing camera; and a fingerprint scanner.

The handset will come packed with a 4,500mAh battery, and will also boast the inclusion power-saving algorithms designed by Huawei. It will run Android OS version 6.0 'Marshmallow.'