Huawei has launched a new premium midranger and revealed prices for the Mate 8. CES 2016 is on and we are following.
The Huawei GX8 is similar to the recently announced G8, just for different markets. The GX8 is not a specs monster. It tries to attract with its premium metal design and the same ultra fast rear mounted fingerprint scanner familiar from the other Huawei smartphones.
The display is 5.5″ 1080p IPS LCD with 401PPI. The Snapdragon 615 SoC is assisted by 2 or 3GB of RAM depending on the size of the storage, either 16 or 32GB. The cameras are 13 and 5 megapixels and the 3000mAh battery should last through the day easily. The GX8 will be available soon for price of about $350.
The recently announced Mate 8 gets its price revealed as Huawei has told at CES that the flagship phablet will be available in Europe for 599€ for the 3/32GB version and 699€ for the 4/64GB model. No word on the US pricing or availability yet. The Mate 8 has a 6″ 1080p display, Kirin 950 SoC and a 4000mAh battery.
Source: CES coverage around the internet
Huawei has released a new flagship phablet, Mate 8. It features a huge display and impressive specs.
The Huawei Mate 8 has a 6″ 1080 Full HD IPS display packed in an all aluminium body. Huawei’s own Kirin 950 chip is one of the first to have ARM Cortex A72 cores and it has four of them. The less demanding tasks are handled by four A53 cores. RAM size depends on the storage option as the 32GB model has 3GB of RAM and the 64 and 128GB variants get the extra gigabyte. Battery capacity is 4000mAh.
The Mate 8 has the familiar fingerprint scanner on the back with the 16 megapixel main camera. The front facer has 8 megapixels. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow has the Huawei EMUI on top of it. Prices start at $480 for the 3/32GB model. The 64 and 128GB variants are priced at $590 and $700 respectively. The phablet will be available in four colors, gray, silver, gold and brown.
Huawei is really growing in the smartphone market and no wonder why. They make the great metal devices in more affordable price range. Only downside is the EMUI skin on top of Android but that’s why they have the Nexus 6P.