Huawei Honor 8 Rakes In 1.5 Million Sales Worldwide


Huawei has a new feather in its cap as the company's latest flagship smartphone under its Honor brand, the Honor 8, has notched up a milestone — 1.5 million units sold worldwide since its release.

The Honor 8 was introduced by the China-based company in July this year and after it went up for preorder, the Android-powered smartphone raked in a whopping 5 million registrations in its home country in under four days.

On Sept. 10, at a press event, Huawei disclosed that its latest Honor flagship smartphone had already managed to sell 1.5 million units since it went on sale on July 19.

The 1.5 million figure also includes global sales for the Honor 8, which went up for preorder in the U.S. on Aug. 17 as reported by Tech Times.

Huawei's Honor sub-brand seems to be performing remarkably well as its Vice President Zhao Ming also spilled the beans at the press event that more than 100 million Honor smartphones were sold since the sub-brand's introduction 999 days ago.

The figures are impressive and bear testament to the popularity the Honor brand has garnered in such a short span of time. With the Honor 8 now available for purchase in the UK and the U.S., the flagship's sales figures seem poised to swell further.

Consumers in the U.S. are already waxing eloquent and it seems that the robust handset, which is being seen as value for money, is finding favor with people.

The Honor 8 is gaining popularity with consumers owing to the fact that it is seen as a value-for-money handset. The premium looking handset, with its top-notch features, has no doubt struck the right chord with smartphone enthusiasts.

For the unfamiliar, the Honor 8 houses a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Under the hood, the smartphone packs in a 2.3 GHz Kirin 950 chipset.

Inside the metal-bodied handset is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage, which is expandable to 128 GB. The device also features a fingerprint sensor on the rear, as well as a 3,000 mAh battery. The primary snapper of the smartphone has a dual-lens camera setup and a 12-megapixel sensor, while the selfie camera has an 8-megapixel sensor.

The Honor 8 comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and is available in three hues: Pearl White, Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue. The blue color is exclusive to Best Buy in the U.S. for 60 days.

Purchasing the unlocked Honor 8 will set you back by $399.99.

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