Honor Smartphones Will Reportedly Feature Only 18:9 FullView Displays; Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9 to Get EMUI 8.0 Update
All new Honor smartphones will now reportedly come with FullView Display (18:9 display). Huawei has recently launched several smartphones in the budget, mid-range, and premium segments, and most of them feature the FullView Display. But now, as it appears, the company may completely ditch the screens with 16:9 aspect ratio and adopt the 18:9 displays. According to a well-known tipster Roland Quandt, Honor is migrating its complete smartphone lineup to the new aspect ratio displays.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Quandt cited Honor Germany as saying, “there will be no new Honor phones that do not have a FullView display (18:9 ratio) from this point on.” Honor already has several smartphones in its lineup that feature the FullView display, including recently launched handsets like Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X, Honor View 10, and Honor 9i, among others.
Honor has started rolling out the EMUI 8.0 update, based on Android 8.0 Oreo, for Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 smartphones. Regarding the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 update, Quandt said Honor 7X users will have to wait till the second quarter of this year. Also, the EMUI 8 update may come to Honor 8 soon, but apparently it won’t be based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Honor Germany has reportedly said that it “will have ‘a surprise’ in this regard [Oreo for Honor 8] in the near future”.
Meanwhile, Huawei has been teasing a lot of new features for its Honor smartphones. Last month, the company put out a video teasing its next-gen technology for fast charging. The new technology is claimed to charge smartphone batteries 10 times faster than conventional batteries.