Pushing the boundaries of what still passes for a phone, the Honor V8 Max has been certified by the Chinese regulator TENAA. This 6.6-inch phablet will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Mi Max, Lenovo Phab2 Pro/Plus, and Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra for the hearts of those who type, browse and watch more than they talk.
The Honor V8 Max features a 6.6-inch QuadHD AMOLED display – apparently Huawei’s reluctance to go beyond 1080p had to be reconsidered in light of the huge diagonal. In all fairness, the precedent has already been set with one version of the non-Max Honor V8, which does sport a 5.7-inch QHD display.
Anyway, the V8 Max is powered by what appears to be the Kirin 950 chipset – the octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz points to that, as opposed to the slightly more powerful Kirin 955 and its 2.5GHz CPU clock rate. There are 3GB of RAM on board, as well as 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD.
The camera department is represented by a rather mainstream 13MP primary shooter, and an 8MP front-facing unit. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back too – perhaps the only meaningful location on such a large device.
The Honor V8 Max comes with a 4,400mAh battery to keep that giant display lit up, and the device weighs a rather reasonable 219g, all things considered. It measures 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.2mm, so it’s quite a handful, nonetheless.
Naturally, there’s no info on price and availability at this point, but if you’re looking at going beyond 6 inches, the Honor V8 Max might be worth waiting for.