Just last week, Huawei's sub-brand honor unveiled its new Huawei Honor 8 flagship that can probably be best described as a more affordable version of the Huawei P9 in a glass body, complete with a dual camera setup. But while the P9 has yet to make an official entry into the US, it seems that honor will be beating it to the punch next month. It has sent out invites for an even in San Francisco described simply as a "product lunch". But with the honor 8's infinity logo blazoned across it, there is little doubt what the launch will be about.

Huawei honor 8

The honor 8 actually has a lot in common with the Huawei P9, but, considering they are priced more competitively, it won't be surprising if consumers gravitate towards this device instead. perhaps more importantly, the same dual full color/monochrome camera tandem. No mention of Leica this time around though.

The differences are actually more subtle, depending on where you look. While both are powered by a Kirin chip, the honor 8 runs on a slightly slower Kirin 950 while the Huawei P9 Plus goes with a Kirin 955. The most telling difference is in the design. While the Huawei P9 is all metal, much like many flagships this year, the honor 8 goes with a glass design instead.

We have no doubt that the new Honor 8 will become popular because Huawei is already the top mobile brand in China after edging out Xiaomi the past year. It's also making a noise in the US and China under the Honor sub-brand. After the success of the Honor 5x and Huawei Honor 7, here's the Honor 8 complete with an octa-core Kirin 950 processor, 3G/4GB RAM, maximum of 64GB onboard storage, dual 12MP camera, USB Type C, and a 3000mAh battery. The device features two SIM slots so you can use two SIM cards at the same time. There's no microSD card slot but you can use one of the SIM slots available.