Huawei Announces Metal-clad, 6.4mm Thin P8 Flagship

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This is Huawei’s most premium phone yet

As promised Huawei has officially launched their latest flagship, the P8. The P8 comes with the company’s own Kirin 930 octa-core processor, running at 2.2GHz and paired with a beefy 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD. Curiously, Huawei has decided to buck the QHD display trend, with the phone’s 5.2-inch display sporting a modest full HD panel. The bright side is that the screen to body ratio of the P8 is around 78.3%, which is higher than Samsung’s recently announced S6 Edge.

Huawei P8 specs

  • Kirin 930 octa-core processor, 2.0GHz clock speed
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch full HD display, 1920 x 1080
  • 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, OIS, DSLR-level independent signal processor, , 4-color RGBW sensor
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM, Dual LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2,680mAh battery

Just like the MAte7, the P8 sports dual LTE capability, and has a 13-megapixel rear camera plus a 5-megapixel front. Huawei’s moved away from glass and plastic that was used in the P7 in favor of the a full metal unibody.

The camera of the P8 boasts optical image stabilization and a DSLR-level independent signal processor. This results in better contrast especially in low-light and better color reproduction overall. It’s also worth noting that the P8’s camera module does not protrude from the main body.

Aside from the flush camera, the P8 is also capable of utilizing 4 other P8 smartphones in director mode. Essentially you can take multi-angle videos using the 4 other phones, with 1 master phone controlling the action. This allows you to take cool, multi-angle videos though its usefulness is limited unless you have 4 other buddies with P8s.

Huawei will come out with different cases for the P8, including one that has an e-ink cover that doubles as an e-book reader.

The Huawei P8 is slated to retail for €499, or Php 23522.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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