Huawei has unveiled their new flagship phone and it is the successor to last years Ascend Mate 7. Huawei have dropped the name ‘Ascend’ for the new model and just named it the ‘Mate 8’. The Mate 8 takes a lot of similar features from its predecessor, with the same aluminium design and a fingerprint sensor just below the rear camera. It sports a large 6-inch, 1080p LCD display like the Mate 7, with an equally gigantic 4000 mAh battery.
If you are interested in the phone and want to know all there is to know, you have come to the right place. Here we have enlisted all the facts and features about the Huawei Mate 8. Read on to find out everything from design to software about the Huawei Mate 8. Here it is Huawei Mate 8: All there is to know.
Display and design
The Mate 8 has a seemingly big screen of 6 inches with 1080p JDI IPS-Neo LCD display. The design is quite similar to its predecessor, the Ascend Mate 7. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Mate 8 also features a finger print scanner just under the camera like its predecessor. Although the Mate 8 is quite huge, the relatively high 83 percent screen-to-body ratio makes sure to make the phone easier to handle.
Software and platform
The Huawei Mate 8 features the octa-core 2.3 GHz and the brand-new Kirin 950 system on a chip (SoC) made by HiSilicon. The Kirin 950 contains a CPU with four 2.3 GHz cores and four 1.8 GHz cores, as well as a Mali T880MP4 900 MHz GPU. Huawei claims the efficiency of the chip will allow the battery on the Mate 8 to last up to 30% longer than on the Mate 7, which already had a very impressive battery life. The Kirin 950 seems to be the star of the show for the Huawei Mate 8.
The Mate 8 will also feature the latest Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) with Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 skin, which includes features such as voice controls, a power-saving firewall, a defragmenter, and eRecovery.
Camera, memory and battery
The Huawei Mate 8 features a 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The front camera has an 8MP sensor.
Although the cameras on the Mate 8 are just generally good, the internal storage is quite impressive, you can choose from models of 32, 64 or 128 GB storage and it is expandable via a microSD card. The phone features a 3 GB internal RAM model and a 4 GB internal RAM model.
Although the phone is big, Huawei have put on a very impressive battery, the Huawei Mate S features a Li-Po 4000 mAh batter, very rarely do we see a battery of such capacity in a smartphone and in such a big smartphone, this is a very impressive addition by Huawei.
In case you missed anything, here is a quick overview of the features of the Huawei Mate 8.
- 6-inch 1080p JDI IPS-Neo LCD display
- 4000 mAh battery that supports fast charging of up to 2A at 9V or 18W, promising to charge up to 37% capacity in 30 minutes
- Kirin 950 with 4x Cortex A53 at 1.8 GHz, 4x Cortex A72 at 2.3 GHz, and Mali-T880MP4 at 900 MHz
- 3-4 GB LPDDR4
- 157.1 (h) × 80.6 (w) × 7.9 (d) mm with 185g weight
- bottom-placed speaker
- rear camera with OIS and a 16 MP (4608 × 3456), Sony IMX298 1/2.8″ sensor with 1.12µm pixels and F/2.0 aperture
- front camera with a 8MP (3264×2448), Sony IMX179 1/3.2″ sensor with 1.4µm pixels and F/2.4 aperture
- 32 GB/ 64 GB/ 128 GB storage with microSD support
- Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
The phone is initially available in China so the original price is in Chinese currency and has been calculated to dollars.The Huawei Mate 8 will be offered in four colours – Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, and Mocha Brown and the prices will range from ¥2999 ( $469) for the model with 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of storage to ¥4399 ( $689) for 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
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