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New Honor Partnership with Jaunt Delivers

2017-04-07 13:00
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-Cinematic VR Experiences on the Honor 8 Pro Phone

SHENZHEN, China, April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Honor announced today a partnership with Jaunt Inc, the leader in cinematic virtual reality experiences, to bring high-quality VR content and technology to the newly released Honor 8 Pro.

The Honor 8 Pro will come with the Jaunt VR app pre-installed, as well as a cardboard viewer, making the category-leading device VR-ready out of the box.

"At Honor, we're focused not just on engineering devices with breakthrough performance, our partnership with Jaunt enables Honor to further our commitment to crafting the next-generation experiences to customers," said Gang Zhao, Head of Honor Overseas Business.

The Honor 8 Pro - Breakthrough speed and performance enabling Cinematic VR experience

As the best performing Honor smartphone to date, the Honor 8 Pro is engineered for stunning multimedia experiences. The device boasts a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with 515ppi resolution and colour gamut nearing the cinematic standard, the octa-core Kirin 960 chipset and Mali-G71 GPU with Vulkan API support, and a 4,000mAh battery that will power it all for days. Together with the bundled cardboard viewer, these cutting-edge features make the Honor 8 Pro the perfect portal to the world of virtual reality.

"At our core, we are a content and media company that helps people make and distribute amazing virtual experiences," said David Bomphrey, Director of Strategic Partnerships, EMEA, Jaunt VR. "Our partnership with Huawei signifies a major shift in the reach and distribution of VR as a mainstream media platform and brings direct access to high quality VR content to a global audience."

The Honor 8 Pro Launch Privileges

In recognition of their tremendous support and to ensure they are the first to experience the power of the Honor 8 Pro, fans in select regions will enjoy the following launch privileges:

United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland
- Pre-order will start on April 5 on www.vmall.eu. Users could pre-order to get a gift set for free (a 128GB SD card + an Honor Tripod selfie stick; or an Honor battery pack + an Honor tripod selfie stick. Offer subjected to availability).

Russia
- The Honor 8 Pro will debut with flash sale on April 7 at 11:00 am.
- Complimentary Honor car kit, Honor Band B0, and selfie stick redeemable on https://shop.huawei.ru

About Honor

Honor is a leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group. In line with its slogan, "For the Brave", the brand was created to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimized products that offer superior user experiences, inspire action, foster creativity and empower the young to achieve their dreams. In doing this, Honor has set itself apart by showcasing its own bravery to do things differently and to take the steps needed to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for its customers.

About Jaunt Inc.

Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today's best content creators. Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content accessible across all devices and platforms. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles, CA through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios; a European business office in London; and an engineering and development office in Amsterdam. In 2016, Jaunt established Shanghai-based Jaunt China, a VR company formed in partnership with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and China Media Capital (CMC). Collectively, Jaunt produces branded and original VR content for audiences worldwide. Join @JauntVR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Jaunt's investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and Sky (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.

Source: Honor
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