Honor has unveiled its latest phone in the Chinese market, the Honor Note 8. The phone is designed to go up against Xiaomi's Mi Max, offering an enormous 6.6-inch QHD display.

Honor Note 8

Powering the phone is the HiSilicon Kirin 955 SoC and a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, the same configuration as the one we've seen in the Huawei P9. The Note 8 comes with 4GB of RAM, 32/64/128GB storage, 13MP camera at the back, 8MP front shooter with 85-degree wide-angle lens, fingerprint sensor, LTE, and a 4500mAh battery.

The tablet-sized phones measures 178.8 × 90.9 × 7.18mm, and weighs 219g. It'll go up for sale in China starting August 9, with the 32GB version retailing for ¥2,299 ($345), the 64GB model for ¥2,499 ($375), and the 128GB edition for ¥2,799 ($420). The Note 8 costs a $100 more than the Mi Max, but it offers a denser QHD display and a faster SoC.

At this stage, there's no mention of global availability, but we'll let you know once we hear more.