Huawei has globally launched the Mate 8 smartphone at the ongoing CES 2016. The company will launch the device in markets such as Europe, the Middle East, Southeast China, South Africa and Mexico, among others. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant is priced at €600 (approximately Rs 43,000), while the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant will sell at €700 (approximately Rs 50,000) .
In terms of specifications, the device features a 6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display display covered with a 2.5 D curved diamond-cut glass. It is powered by the Kirin 950 chipset, boosting its CPU power by 100 percent, GPU power by 125 percent, and power efficiency by 70 percent and also features 4x A72 2.3GHz processors and 4x A53 1.8GHz processors respectively.
The internals include the above mentioned octa-core Kirin 950 SoC with 3GB/4GB of RAM along with internal storage options that are limited to 32, 64 and 128GB (4GB for the last two options). In the camera department we get a Sony-made IMX298 16 MP sensor on the back and a 8 MP shooter up front. We get the usual connectivity options and the smartphone is powered by a large 4000 mAh battery. On the software side of things we get a Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 OS running the show.
“With the Mate 8, we have delivered a device that meets the needs of a new style of business. With this fast, impeccably designed smartphone, users can work more efficiently and free up valuable time to spend with friends, family and on personal pursuits,” said Kevin Ho, President, Handset Business, Huawei Consumer BG. “The Mate 8 is the ultimate high-end smartphone. It strikes the perfect balance between high performance and long battery life, enabling people to stay connected and be more productive in every facet of their lives.”