Yesterday, we told you about the leaked renders of the Huawei Mate 8 that surfaced online ahead of its official launch date. Well, the launch date is today and true to its word, Huawei has unveiled this smartphone to the word.
The Huawei Mate 8 is quite an impressive device with some top of the range specs that you expect to find in a flagship device. This device is referred to as Huawei’s “most advanced flagship smartphone.” From the specs, it clearly is the most advanced device from the company.
Starting with the display, the Huawei Mate 8 has a 6 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Underneath, the Mate 8 is powered by the company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 950 with four Cortex A-72s cores that clocked 2.3GHz and four Cortex A-53s cores that clocked at 1.8GHz.
As for the RAM, the Mate 8 is available in either 3GB or 4GB variants. The 3GB variant is only available with a 32GB of storage space option. The 4GB variant on the other hand is available in 64GB or 128GB storage options.
At the back of the Mate 8 sits a 16MP camera with a fingerprint sensor below it. This camera is made by Sony so you know it’s good. Some leaks had said that the Mate 8 will have a 20MP camera but it looks like Huawei stuck with a 16MP unit instead. At the front is an 8MP camera perfect for selfies and video calls.
Providing all the power is a 4,000 mAh battery. The phone is launching with Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box.
The Huawei Mate 8 has been released in China first and will be heading to other international markets early next year. Pricing varies depending on storage space with the 3GB/32GB model going for $480 (approximately Ksh 49,000). It will be available in Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, and Mocha Brown color options.