Huawei launches Mate 8 with Kirin Octa-core SoC; price, specifications
Huawei launches Mate 8 with Kirin Octa-core SoC; price, specificationsHuawei China (screen-shot)

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has launched new phablet dubbed as Mate 8 in China.

The new Huawei Mate 8 is true premium phone made of high quality airplane grade Aluminium frame and 2.5D curved diamond cut glass.

Under the hood, it comes packed with company's proprietary Kirin Octa-core CPU with an intuitive i5-coprocessor that 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.

It is backed by 3GB/4GB RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with EMUI v4.0), 32GB/64GB/128GB inbuilt memory and a massive 4000 mAh battery, which can easily last more than a day.

Huawei Mate 8 also boasts of level-3 finger-print sensor with advanced security feature, a 16MP Sony camera with dual-tone LED flash on the rear-side and 8MP snapper on the front.

Huawei Mate 8 release and price details:

The new Huawei Mate 8 will be initially made available in China in three storage variants -- 32GB, 64GB and 128GB - for ¥2999 (around $469/€442/Rs. 31,365), ¥3699 (around $578/€545/Rs. 38,588) and ¥4399 (around $688/€ 648/Rs. 45,890) respectively [HERE].

The company also added that Huawei Mate S will be showcased at the upcoming CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2015, Las Vegas, and plans to announce the device's international availability and price details. Stay tuned for more updates.

Key specifications of Huawei Mate 8:

Model Huawei Mate 8
Display 6.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS-NEO LCD screen
OS Android v6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI v4.0
Processor 16 nm FinFET based 64-bit class Kirin 950 series (2.3GHz Cortex-A72 quad-core + 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core)Octa-core CPU + i5 Intelligent Processor (It 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)
GPU Mali-T880 MP4
RAM 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB (with 3GB RAM)/ 64 or 128GB (with 4GB)
Camera
  • Main: 16.0-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), dual-tone LED flash, ½.8-inch sensor, full HD video recording
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel camera with full HD video recording
Battery 4000 mAh
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (optional model), finger-print sensor, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), A-GPS, GLONASS, micro-USB v2.0,
Dimensions 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight 185 g
Colours Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Moonlight Silver and Space Gray
Price
  • 32GB/3GB RAM: ¥2999 (around $469/€442/Rs. 31,365)
  • 64GB/4GB RAM: ¥3699 (around $578/€545/Rs. 38,588)
  • 128GB/4GB RAM: ¥4399 (around $688/€ 648/Rs. 45,890)
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