The once considered budget smartphone maker Huawei has been making its moves one after the other to not let its name typecasted as budget smartphone maker. Huawei released it flagship range of smartphones under the Mate Series. Huawei in a press conference at the ongoing CES 2016 announced the global launch of its latest flagship smartphone Huawei Mate 8, which was launched in China earlier in November. The Huawei Mate 8 will be first available in 30 countries, including the US, Australia, South Africa and Mexico. The fans of the Mate smartphones in India will have to wait for the Mate 8.
The Huawei Mate 8 is a large smartphone which measures 157 x 81 x 7.8 mm, the smartphone sports thin bezels and due to the chamfered edges, it fits decently in the palms compared to the other similarly sized smartphones in the market. The smartphone has the fingerprint scanner housed on the back of the smartphone.
Huawei Mate 8 Might be Launched in March 2016 in India: Huawei Mate 8 Release Date in India
Coming to the Huawei Mate 8 Specifications, the smartphone sports a large 6-inch display on the front but instead of this large size the display has only Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels compared to the 4K or QHD resolutions we see on other similarly sized smartphones.
The Huawei Mate 8 will be the first smartphone to be packed by Huawei’s own Kirin 950 processor that boosts up the power by 100 per cent and the GPU performance by 125 percent compared to the Kirin 925. The four A72 2.3 GHz processors, and four A53 1.8 GHz processors enable the chipset to deliver improved performance. The smartphone comes in storage variants of 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage.
Coming to the camera department of the Mate 8, it has a 16Mp primary sensor on the rear of the smartphone with f/2.0 aperture and other features such as Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. It has a selfie camera of 8MP with f/2.4 aperture on the front. The Huawei Mate 8 is fuelled by a large 4000mAh battery, with rapid charging technology. Huawei has chosen to stay with the old micro USB port instead of the USB Type-C port we saw on the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. The Mate 8 comes running the EmotionUI version 4.0 over the Android v6.0 Marshmallow. Huawei has changed the look and feel of the android OS completely and has now made the EmotionUI pretty heavy which might be disliked by some users.
Overall, the Huawei Mate 8 looks very impressive except the EmotionUI. The Huawei Mate 8 Price is set at €600 (Rs. 43,470 approx) for the 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM variant and the 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM variant will cost you €700 (Rs. 50,700 approx.). The Huawei Mate 8 will be available in the color options of Moonlight Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Mocha Brown. There is no information about the Huawei Mate 8 India Launch right now but we expect the smartphone to arrive in India in a couple of months.