Huawei has officially launched a new handset in China. The new Huawei Mate 8 is the latest addition to the Chinese company’s Mate series. The Mate 8 is equipped with Huawei’s new HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor designed to deliver high performance and longer battery life.
The Huawei Mate 8 is capable of handling all kinds of applications and games without worrying about its battery life. The 8-cores Kirin 950 processor is clocked at 2.3GHz and paired with Mali-T880 GPU and a choice of RAM; 3GB or 4GB. The internal memory is also configurable to 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with a microSD slot option.
The 6-inch device has an IPS-NEO LCD touch screen with Full-HD (1920×1080) resolution, pixel density of 368PPI and 95% colour saturation. Measuring 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9mm and weighing 185 grams including the 4000mAh built-in battery promise to provide up to 22 days of standby time, 42 hours of GSM talk time and 31 hours of internet time.
For mobile photography, there is a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual colour LED flash and Phase Detection Auto Focus, and an 8MP front-facing shooter with f/2.4 aperture. As for Audio, there is Hi6402 audio chip that supports 24bit high definition audio files, integrated sound Chamber and second generation smart power amplifier; 3 Omni-directional mic noise reduction/audio.
Additionally, the Mate 8 has 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2 and GPS AGPS/Glonass. At the back there is a Press-type fingerprint sensor allowing you to quickly lock and unlock the device. Also you can encrypt files, answer calls or even stop an alarm by just pressing the rear scanner.
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The dual SIM device comes with all metal body in Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, and Mocha Brown colour options. The Huawei Mate 8 ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Huawei EMUI user interface 4.0 on top. In China, it starts at ¥2999.00 (~$469 – £310 – €442) for the 3GB+32GB, ¥3199.00 (~$500 – £330 – €693) for the 4GB+64GB and ¥4399 (~$688 – £455 – €953) for the 4GB+128GB model. It is also expected to become available in other markets in the coming days.