If you think the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (or the upcoming Galaxy Note 7) is about the limit of what you can handle when it comes to modern smartphones, rest assured that OEMs are content with delivering even larger devices. We’ve seen the new HP Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with its 5.96-inch display, and even the aged Nexus 6, with its 6-inch display. Recently, Xiaomi dropped a 6.44-inch bombshell on us with the Mi Max.
And today, Huawei is one-upping the Xiaomi Mi Max with the Honor Note 8 Series. The flagship model features a 6.6-inch QHD display (the Mi Max “only” has a FHD resolution screen). If you’re familiar with the Huawei P9, then you won’t be surprised to see the same HiSilicon Kirin 955 octa-core SoC powering the device, paired with 4GB RAM. You’ll find a 13MP camera with image stabilization on the rear of the device and an 8MP selfie camera up front (complete with an 85-degree wide-angle lens).
Given the massive size of this device, it’s backed by an equally mammoth 4500 mAh battery. And as you would expect with most mainstream Android smartphones being released these days, it supports LTE connectivity and includes a fingerprint sensor.
The Huawei Honor Note 8 will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, priced at roughly $345, $375, and $420 respectively. And best of all — if you’re an American looking for some phablet lovin’ — is that the smartphone will actually arrive in the United States sometime after its August 9th Chinese debut according to at least one report.