Huawei has released quite a good number of smartphones in the past one year or so. And if we talk about Huawei’s Honor brand, it is known for releasing smartphones with great build quality, features, and specifications at a relatively lower price point. But the issue with these phones is that there is no reliable software update support which means you can never be sure whether your Honor device will receive an update and if yes, then when. Now, Huawei has changed things for at least one of its smartphones.
Huawei has announced that its newly launched smartphone, the Huawei Honor 8 will be receiving regular software updates for next 24 months. The announcement was made via Google+ which further mentions that the phone will be updated at least once every three months for the first year. These updates will bring new features apart from the usual dose of bug fixes, security patches, and other performance improvements.
While this is indeed a great news for all the Honor 8 owners or those who are planning to buy the device, it may also mean that Huawei could extend the support to other Honor devices.
As for the Huawei Honor 8, it sports a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display. Under the hood, it has a Kirin 950 chipset with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. The phone has two models: 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. The phone has a 12MP dual rear camera setup f/2.2 aperture and laser autofocus. On the front, there is an 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash. The whole package is powered by a 3000mAh battery and runs on EMUI v4.1 based on Android Marshmallow v6.0.1. It also has a fingerprint scanner and starts at $400 which makes it worth consideration.