Huawie has launched it’s next iteration in the Mate series of phablets – Huawei Mate 8, which comes with their own new Kirin 950 SoC.
The Mate 8 is an all-metal phablet which comes with a 6-inch Full HD display with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 64-bit Kirin 950 octa core processor.
It has 3GB / 4GB of RAM, and 32GB / 64GB of internal storage with option of expandable storage via microSD card of up to 128 GB.
The phone also has a 16 MP camera on rear side and an 8 MP front-facing selfie camera. The 16 MP camera on rear is a Sony IMX298 sensor with phase detection auto-focus, and a tri-axis optical image stabilization.
To keep up with the power, the Mate 8 features a huge 4,000 mAh battery, which is claimed to last 2.65 days for the average user and 1.65 days for heavy users. It runs on EMUI 4.0, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow version.
Talking about the SoC,it is the first smartphone to be powered by the all-new Kirin 950 processor, which Huawei claim offers 100% more CPU power, 125% better GPU performance and 70% more power efficiency than its predecessor, the Kirin 925.
The 3GB RAM version of the phone supports single SIM LTE while the 4GB RAM model supports Dual SIM LTE connectivity. It also supports Rapid Charging and you can get enough charge for whole day worth of battery after just 30 minutes of charging, claims Huawei.
The Huawei Mate 8 is set to launch in the coming weeks across Europe, South America and Asia. It is priced at €599 for the 3GB RAM variant while the 4GB RAM version will cost €699.
Right now, there is no information about the phone’s pricing or availability in India.