After a long period of rumors, Huawei Mate 8 has gone official. All the specs that was rumored turned out true. Huawei Mate 8 features full metal body, made of aerospace-grade aluminum covered by 2.5D glass, edge-to-edge display, and a Finger Print on the back like most of the Huawei smartphones.
Huawei Mate 8 Full Technical Specifications
Display : 6.0 inches IPS display
Resolution : 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Protection : Gorilla Glass 4
Body Material : Metal, Aerospace grape aluminum
Finger Print Sensor : Yes, on the back
RAM : 3GB / 4GB
Storage : 32GB / 64GB / 128GB, expandable with MicroSD card
OS : Emotion UI 4.0, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU : HiSilicon Kirin 950 Octa-core (Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex A72 + quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53
GPU : Mali-T880 MP4
Rear Camera : 16-megapixel dual-LED flash and OIS, Sensor Size : 1/2.8″
Front Camera : 8-megapixel
Battery : 4000 mAh
Kirin 950 is a monster chip based on Cortex A72, and 16nm FinFET architecture, so the performance should be great. Huawei Mate 8 benchmark has already scored well enough to prove a great performance, and on top of that Android Marshmallow unlock the door of many things to boost the battery life as well as performance of the smartphone.
Huawei Mate 8 Release date and Pricing
Huawei Mate 8 has been announced in Chinese market now, and it is expected to available soon. However, international launch would be announced at CES in January, 2016.
Huawei Mate 8 will be sold for;
4G RAM + 128GB ROM : 4399 Chinese Yuan (around $688)
4GB RAM + 64GB ROM : 3699 Chinese Yuan (around $579)
3GB RAM + 32GB ROM : 3199 Chinese Yuan (around $501) / 2999 Chinese Yuan (around $470) depends on Network/connectivity options
As it’s a high-end device, it carries a heavy price tag. However, you get a great build quality and processor. There is only thing that some users may miss; a 2K display. It also supports dual-SIM with dual standby, but if you use MicroSD card, you can use only one SIM, because MicroSD uses SIM 2 slot.
Compared to Huawei Mate 7, Mate 8 features the same size of display and resolution. However, they have upgraded the CPU, GPU, Camera, RAM, Storage etc., that seems fair upgrade for a new model.