Huawei said that it will start rolling out Honor 8 this February. Apparently this Honor-branded smartphone will be the first to be updated to Android 7 Nougat. The Nougat update will reportedly include Huawei's latest traditional launcher EMUI 5.0.
According to Phone Arena, EMUI 5.0 carries plenty of improvements, that includes an enhanced notification shade, a better power management system, and the ability to use diverse profiles in parallel. The Honor 8 apparently does not come with daring new design, instead the handset has a typical rounded-edge feature. Seemingly, Huawei mix things up a little by pairing the curved-edge metal frame with both front and back glass, giving the phone a smooth, symmetrical look.
That smooth design reportedly is reinforced by a back panel free of obstacles. There is a fingerprint scanner mounted in the center, but it is located sunken in the surrounding glass. Accordingly, Huawei also jam-packed a pair of rear 12MP cameras to the device. Reportedly, the utilitarian 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 panel provides a functional, adequately sharp screen. Although it is said that Honor 8's display to be by-and-large fine, it did have a couple issues.
Other changes according to PhoneScoop, include the option to use the app drawer, use of two apps side-by-side, and the phone has a more fully customized notifications app. Allegedly, some of the variations can also be found in the Quick Settings menu, set camera priorities and share contact cards via QR codes. Apparently, the settings list can also be rearranged and a quick switch between profiles can be achieved.
Huawei allegedly, said that the company enhanced the phone's performance by reducing the number of steps needed to complete most tasks, such as reducing Bluetooth pairing times and preventing the system from storing specific subsets of user data. Huawei moreover, says the rollout will be gradual, although it is said that all Honor 8 devices will receive the update by the end of the month.