Last week, Huawei Japan confirmed that "Honor 8" will begin getting Android 7.0 Nougat on January 16, however that announcement only applied to the unlocked units in Japan. But less than a week after this official release, "Honor 8" users in other country will start getting the Android 7.0 Nougat as well.

The update will weigh about 2.27GB in size, and brings along EMUI 5.0 - the same one that the "Huawei Mate 9" debuted with, GSM Arena reported.  It will be incrementally rolled out, and all "Honor 8" phones in Japan will get it in about one month. Customers in the United States will probably get the update next month, reports say.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update brings about system optimizations, stability improvements and better app versatility, and the latest Android Security Patch that brings all security fixes from Google. "Huawei Honor 8" users should back up personal data before doing the update. Also, make sure that your phone's battery is at least 50 percent. Your phone should be connected to a stable Wi-Fi source.

Meanwhile, "Huawei Honor 8" was a big success last year, so the company is said to ready to bring back its successor to the market. An Honor device with model number DUK-TL30 was spotted on TENAA, Phone Arena reported. The specific name of the device is not revealed, but the specifications show that its beefed up version of the "Honor 8." The new phone will have a 5.7-inch display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. Fingerprint sensor remains on the rear, just like the "Honor 8."

The new Honor phone will have an octa-core processor, which is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage - expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone is powered by a large 3,900 mAh battery, and comes with a dual-SIM support.