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Huawei Mate 8 Is Finally Official – Here Are All The Details You’ve Been Wanting To Know

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 26, 2015
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For months, we have been covering all the corners of Huawei Mate 8, the company’s flagship smartphone and now packing powerful hardware, the handset has finally been announced. Let us look at all of its details.

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Huawei Mate 8 Packs Impressive Firepower And Comes In Several Models With Their Pricing Details Listed Below

Huawei Mate 8 has a humongous 6 inch 1080p display, with 83 percent of that display covering the front side of the smartphone. For a long time, we have focused our attention on its internals, and why would we would we not, when a 16nm FinFET Kirin 950 chipset is rocking an octa-core processor, and that too running Cortex-A72 cores instead of the less powerful and might we add power hungry Cortex-A57 cores.

Since it is a flagship phone and will be released later next year in international markets, Huawei Mate 8 will be running Android Marshmallow 6.0 ‘out of the box’ with its interface being the company’s Emotion UI 4.0. Huawei has followed in the footsteps of Apple once more (first with the Force Touch tech) by incorporating an IntelliSense i5 sensor hub. The rear side of the handset packs a 16 megapixel rear Sony IMX298 sensor, along with useful features like dual-tone LED flash, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF), optical image stabilization (OIS) and uses Huawei’s own ISP. Supplementing the primary camera is an 8 megapixel front-facing camera.

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Before you ask, yes there is a fingerprint scanner, but it is present at the rear side, which is not so bad considering that when you grip the phone in your hands, that natural grip will allow you to unlock your smartphone with extreme ease. There is also a Bluetooth 4.1 chip, an 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter, and of course a Cat6 LTE modem. Providing all the necessary amount of power is a massive 4,000mAh battery. After all, there are some advantages of using a large screen size for the device.

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Now, let us come to the pricing of the smartphone. Firstly, Huawei Mate 8 comes in Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown colors and will be available at the following prices:

  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model: 2999 yuan or $469 USD (compatible with China’s LTE network)
  • Standard 4G version with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model: 3199 Yuan or $500 USD
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model: 3699 Yuan or $579 USD
  • 4GB RAM + 128GB storage model: 4399 yuan or $688 USD

Huawei Mate 8 Is Finally Official – Here Are All The Details You’ve Been Wanting To Know

The phone is available to order in China, and will officially go on sale from December 9th. As for international markets, it will be introduced at CES 2016, and will be available from Q1 2016. What did you guys think of the latest flagship from Huawei? Impressive right? Let us know your thoughts.

ComponentHardware specifications
ChipsetKirin 950
Processor(2.3GHz 4 x ARM Cortex A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x ARM Cortex A53) with Mali T880 GPU
RAMAvailable in 3GB and 4GB RAM models
Screen size6 inches
Resolution1080p
Software Android Marshmallow 6.0
InterfaceEmotion UI 4.0
Battery capacity4,000mAh
Bluetooth4.1
Wi-Fi802.11ac
LTE connectivityCat6 LTE (300Mbps/50Mbps)
Rear camera sensor16MP Sony IMX298
Front camera sensor8MP
Which colors are available?Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown
Pricing details3GB RAM + 32GB storage model: 2999 yuan or $469 USD (compatible with China’s LTE network)
Standard 4G version with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model: 3199 Yuan or $500 USD
4GB RAM + 64GB storage model: 3699 Yuan or $579 USD
4GB RAM + 128GB storage model: 4399 yuan or $688 USD

 

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