Huawei Officially Launches Mate 8

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Meet the company’s newest phablet

Huawei has officially taken the wraps off of their newest flagship today, the Mate 8. Building on the previous device, the Mate 8 sports a full metal, unibody build and is made from aerospace aluminum. Inside beats Huawei’s newest Kirin 950 octa-core processor composed of four high-power Cortext-A72 cores running at 2.3GHz and four power-saving Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.8GHz. There’s also an i5 coprocessor that the company says “supports speech recognition, low-power consumption MP3, functions of the sensor hub, fused location provider (FLP) navigation and reduces location-based power consumption”. That’s paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and either 32GB/64GB/128GB of storage.

Huawei Mate 8 specs

  • Kirin 950 octa-core processor (4 x 2.3GHz, 4 x 1.8GHz) with i5 coprocessor
  • 3GB/4GB of RAM
  • 6-inch full HD display, 2.5D curved diamond cut glass,  1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage
  • 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 rear cam with f/2.0 aperture and 3-axis OIS
  • 8-megapixel Sony IMX179 front cam with f/2.4 aperture
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow, EMUI

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The Mate 8 has a 6-inch display that’s disappointingly not QHD – it’s just full HD. The rear snapper is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor, while the front camera sports an 8-megapixel unit. The phone sports Android Marshmallow 6.0 when it’s released with EMUI layered on top, and has a massive 4000mAh battery inside its sexy frame.

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As far as pricing goes, the Mate 8 will be priced at $480 or Php 22.6K for the 3GB/32GB version, $590 or Php 27.8K for the 4GB/64GB version and $700 or Php 33K for the 4GB/128GB version.

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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