Huawei has finally put an end to rumors and leaks by announcing the latest flagship smartphone- The Mate8 which is the successor to the Mate 7 launched earlier this year. The device has foreseen many changes design-wise and specifications wise. The device will be made available initially in China starting from Q1 2016 and coming to the pricing, the device is priced at 2999 yuan or US$ 469 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage China Unicom version. Standard 4G version costs 3199 Yuan or US$ 500 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version, and the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version is priced at 3699 Yuan or US$ 579 and 4399 yuan or US$ 688 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB model.
Huawei Mate 8 Specifications:
Huawei Mate 8 sports a 6-inches FHD(1080*1920) display with 2.5D curved glass. The display size remains the same 6-inches as seen on Mate 7. Powered by Huawei’s very own Kirin 950Soc that was announced earlier this month, Kirin 950Soc clocked at 2.3GHz Octa-Core processor with Mali-T880MP4 GPU. There is 3GB Ram and 32GB internal storage while the 4GB Ram variant has 64GB internal memory with a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion. Mate 8 is the first Huawei device apart from Nexus 6P to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei EMUI 4.0 overlayed on top.
The device features a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 Rear camera sensor with PDAF, Optical image stabilization, F/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. The rear camera can record 4K videos which is a plus point for the device. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/GNSS, NFC, DLNA and microUSB port. The device features a uni-body design completely made out of aluminum and there is also a Fingerprint sensor placed down below the rear camera sensor. On the battery department, the device packs a 4000mAh battery unit which according to the company will last 30% longer than Mate 7.