Huawei unveiled its Mate 8 smartphone last month. The company hadn t disclosed the pricing of the smartphone, but confirmed it will go on sale in China, and a global variant will be unveiled at CES 2016. Now, reports suggest the Mate 8 will be launched on December 9. So far, there s no word on availability of the global variant. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: ReportAlso Read - Huawei 2021 event: HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei P50 Pro, Watch 3 series and more
Huawei s smartphone chief He Gang had said that one million units of the Mate 8 will be produced on per month basis as the manufacturers have high confidence in the handset. The Mate 8 comes in four colors Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown. It comes with a fingerprint scanner placed on the rear, similar to Huawei s Google Nexus 6P. Also Read - Upcoming Coolpad COOL 20 specs revealed ahead of May 25 launch
Huawei Mate 8 specifications and features: The smartphone features a 6-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) IPS powered by Huawei s Kirin 950 octa-core (2.3GHz Cortex-A72 quad-core + 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) chipset.
The smartphone also features an i5 co-processor that the company says supports speech recognition, low-power consumption MP3, all the functions of a sensor hub, fused location provider (FLP) navigation, and reduces location-based power consumption , and Mali-T880 GPU.
The smartphone also offers 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage options, microSD card slot to expand the storage up to 128GB paired with 3GB and 4GB of RAM.
On the camera front, it features a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is backed with a huge 4,000mAh battery that the company says is good enough for up to 18 hours of talk time and 22 days on standby mode. Connectivity options include 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.2. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under EMUI 4.0.