Update 1: It is now 6 p.m. local time, in China. The Huawei Honor 8, if it follows schedule, launches about 30 minutes from now. For the meantime, check out  preview of the much-awaited device below featuring actor/singer Kris Wu.

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The reported arrival of the mysterious Huawei Honor 8 is finally here. July 11 was highlighted as the day the new device launches, yet news about its release has been scarce. Below we try to round up what we know so far about this new outing from Huawei.

A report from Tech Times detailed that president for Business at Huawei confirmed the release date. The website also relays that the press event for the Honor 8 happens at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China at 6:30 p.m. local time. By then, more news about the smartphone’s official details should be expected.

In the meantime, here’s what Tech Times reported about the expected specifications of the Huawei Honor 8:

Size and weight: The website details that the Honor 8 could measure 145.5 x 71 x 7.45 millimeters and weigh 153 grams
Processor: The device could run on octa-core Kirin 950 or Kirin 955 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM
Display: A 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels is most likely for the Honor 8
Camera: Potential 12-megapixel main camera with flash and 8-megapixel front camera
Storage: Obnoard storage may range from 32GB, 64GB and 128GB
Battery: An expected 2900 mAh may power the device

As per the device’s potential price, Tech Times considers that a $300 ($AU 396.75) price tag is likely.

Huawei Honor 8 history

The Honor 8 has only been a rumor until it passed through TENAA certification. Back then, GSM Arena reported that the device had an initial release date of July 5. However, that changed to July 11.

Aside from the specifications already mentioned by Tech Times, GSM Arena also relays that the Honor 8 will feature Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The site details that the phone has a round fingerprint scanner on the back.

Given that many smartphones in the market already have a fingerprint scanner, it makes sense for Huawei to incorporate one on another of its devices.

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It’s down to a few hours before the official launch of Huawei Honor 8. Be sure to check back this page for updates.