At an event in London last night, Huawei finally took the wraps off its flagship P8. The company has dropped ‘Ascend’ from the nomenclature, and the flagship in two variants — 16GB regular variant, and 64GB premium edition.As far as specifications are concerned, the Huawei P8 flaunts a 5.2-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, with the screen taking up 78.3 percent of the front. Under the hood is Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 930 octa-core chipset clocked at 2GHz, and paired with 3GB of RAM. Also Read - Micromax In 2b budget phone set to launch in India today: Expected specs and price
On the photography front, there is a 13-megapixel camera at the back with a RGBW (red-green-blue-white) sensor and optical image stabilization. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. The smartphone also features a 2,680mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough to last about 2.3 days, or 1.5 days on heavy usage. Also Read - Snapchat celebrates Friendship Day with new Lenses: Here's how to use it
The company has also come up with an innovative feature on the connectivity front, with the smartphone boasting two antennas (one at the top, and the other at the bottom). The company claims this will help users get the best possible connection from networks, and also curbs dropped calls. Also Read - Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit with space for a 12-inch GPU launched: Price, specs
“The Huawei P8 is the most user-friendly smartphone for consumers globally,” Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said. “Huawei has seamlessly combined the best elements of style and durability, delivering a revolutionary user experience – especially in terms of camera capabilities and network connectivity. We fully believe this device will become one of the most popular smartphones in 2015.”
The Huawei P8 will go on sale in select countries next month, priced at $532 (Rs 33,167 approximately) for the 16GB variant and $639 (Rs 39,838 approximately) for the 32GB variant.