Huawei today launched the Mate 8, which the company proudly says is its ‘most advanced flagship smartphone’. There’s no word on the pricing, but the company says the Mate 8 is going on sale in China, and the global variant will be unveiled at CES 2016. Also Read - Huawei 2021 event: HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei P50 Pro, Watch 3 series and more
The smartphone is built using ‘aerospace-grade’ aluminum and boasts 2.5D glass. It comes in four colors – Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown. At the back is a fingerprint scanner, which is now circular, similar to the one seen on the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P. Also Read - Upcoming Coolpad COOL 20 specs revealed ahead of May 25 launch
Huawei Mate 8 specifications and features: The smartphone flaunts a 6-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with 83 percent screen-to-body ratio and is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 950 octa-core (2.3GHz Cortex-A72 quad-core + 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) chipset. Also Read - Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India
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.
Also on offer are 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage options, microSD card slot to expand the storage up to 128GB, and 3GB and 4GB of RAM. On the photography front, it features a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
It also features a 4,000mAh battery that the company says is good enough for up to 18 hours of talk time and 22 days on standby mode, and connectivity options like 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.