Huawei Mate 8 Gets Official; 6-inch Phablet with Kirin 950 CPU and Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Today, the Chinese company Huawei announced their latest phablet device called Huawei Mate 8, device that was recently showed up in a couple of leaked pictures. From the information arrived on the internet, it seems that Huawei will also hold a dedicated press conference where the new Mate 8 phablet will be officially revealed to the press.
Until then, we have at our disposal the full specs of this amazing phablet, and also a lot of pictures. Well, let’s start with the specs first. Huawei Mate 8 arrives with a similar 6-inch Full HD display as its predecessor, but this time we’re getting a 2.5D glass protection. There’s an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and a Mali T880 GPU.
This phone packs a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone flash and optical image stabilization. For the selfie lovers out there, Huawei brought a 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. Mate 8 comes with a rear fingerprint scanner that will probably have some similar features as the one found on Mate S.
On the connectivity side, we have 4G LTE, WiFi, GPS, NFC and a microUSB v2.0 port. Inside we also have a 4000 mAh battery that promises up to 17 hours of HD video playback. In the same time, there’s present the Quick Charging technology.
Of course, Huawei Mate 8 is a dual-SIM phone, one that let use the SIM2 slot for a microSD card. This phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, and arrives in three different variants, as you can see down below.
- 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage – $469
- 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – $579
- 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – $688
We get to know that Huawei Mate 8 goes to sale starting December 9th, through Vmall, for the moment just on the Chinese market.
Dimensions: 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm / weight – 185 grams