Huawei Mate 8 was officially announced at an event in China back in November last year. Huawei has announced the device for global markets today at CES 2016. Lets check out the specifications and pricing of the flagship phablet.
Huawei Mate 8 Specifications
The Huawei Mate 8 features a 6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display with 2.5D glass and it has 95% wide color gamut. It is powered by octa-core Huawei Kirin 950 processor (Quad 2.3 GHz Cortex A72 + Quad 1.8 GHz Cortex A53) along with Mali T880 GPU. It has 3 / 4 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB / 64 or 128 GB internal storage that can be further expanded via microSD card. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Emotion UI 4.0 on top of it.
The Mate 8 comes with a 16 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX298 sensor. It also has Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) that will let you focus on a subject in just 0.1 second. On the front, it has a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture for selfies and video calling. Also, there is a highly sensitive circular fingerprint sensor, present at the back of the phone which has 10% more area compared to square ones. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (nano) where the second SIM slot can be used as a microSD card slot. It is 7.9 mm thick and weighs 185 grams.
The Mate 8 includes 4G LTE, voLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 4,000 mAh battery under the hood. The body is made up of aerospace-grade aluminium and unique 2.5D curved diamond cut glass, according to Huawei.
The Huawei Mate 8 is available in Moonlight Silver, Space Grey, Mocha Brown and Champagne Gold color variants. It has been priced at 599 Euros (US $644 / INR Rs 43,018 approximately) for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant and 699 Euros (US $752 / INR Rs 50,200 approximately) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage edition. It will be initially rolled out in 30 countries that include – Spain, France, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Mexico and Australia.