Just last week, honor Malaysia started teasing the arrival of the honor 8 on our shores. A couple of days ago, the company put up a second teaser of the device, mentioning that it is “counting down the days to its (the honor 8) arrival.” Well, we have found out that the honor 8 has been registered with SIRIM, indicating that a local launch may be happening soon.
In SIRIM’s database, a device with the model number “FRD-L09” was registered under Huawei Malaysia. Not surprisingly, a quick Google search revealed that this device is the honor 8. Unfortunately, the model number did not reveal whether or not this is the 32GB or 64GB variant of the honor 8 – we will have to wait for a confirmation from honor Malaysia on this.
In some ways, the honor 8 goes back to its roots of having a glass back; its predecessor, the honor 7, had a metal back instead, while the honor 6 – and the honor 6 Plus – had a glass rear panel like the honor 8. Of course, the honor 8 looks much more polished – and premium – over its predecessors, which is a given.
Naturally, the honor 8 is also packed with some respectable hardware, such as a Kirin 950 processor paired with up to 4GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display, a dual-camera setup akin to the one found on the Huawei P9, as well as a 3,000mAh battery.
As is the case with SIRIM certifications, it does not guarantee the local launch of any given device that has been registered with the certification body. That being said, seeing how honor Malaysia is actively teasing the arrival of the honor 8, we may be looking at a local launch very, very soon.