In Short

The Honor 8 sports a glass-backed design, dual cameras and Huawei's top internals, making it a serious competitor in the affordable premium space. The phone features a unique dual-camera setup combining full color and monochrome sensors for improved contrast. There's an octa-core Kirin 950 processor running the show, along with 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of storage, and of course Huawei's proven fingerprint security system around the back. That's backed up by a 1080p 5.2-inch display and 3,000mAh internal battery. See at HiHonor

The Honor 8 also steps up build quality considerably compared to earlier Honor phones, with the brand moving to a glass-backed chassis with "2.5D" tapered glass. Combined with a metal trim, this gives the impression of a premium design similar to many modern Samsung Galaxy phones.

Western buyers won't have to wait too long for the Honor 8: it is launching in early September in the U.S. and Europe, and prices will be $399 for the 32GB version and $449 for the 64GB model.