Huawei's sub-brand Honor has today released its latest flagship – the Honor 8 Pro, which plays on a very similar level as the main brand's Mate 9 and P10 high-end models. The 8 Pro features the same Kirin 960 chipset as the Huawei handsets and combines it with a generous 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via a microSD-slot. Despite a large 4,000 mAh battery the device is very slim and the front is covered by a 5.7" Quad-HD display. 

With a dual 12MP-camera setup the camera specification is on paper identical to the standard Honor 8 but the new Kirin chipset's more powerful Image Signal Processor should slightly improve image quality compared to its slightly older cousin. As on all Huawei dual-cam a monochrome and a RGB sensor are combined to optimize image detail, noise levels and dynamic range as well as produce a simulated shallow depth-of-field effect. Both lenses come with F2.2 apertures and the camera is capable of recording 4K video. There is no optical image stabilization, though. The front camera uses an 8MP module with F2.0 aperture. 

The Honor 8 Pro has, at least at this point, been officially announced for European markets only and will cost you £475/590 in the UK which makes it an interesting alternative for those who want high-end looks and specs at an affordable price point. It will go up for pre-order today on the Honor vMall store and will be available in regular stores from April 20.