[CES 2016] Huawei Mate 8 made official – the first 2016 flagship is here, just not in the US

Huawei Mate 8 is official! The newest 2016 flagship is here and it was launched earlier at CES. It will probably not be available in the US, but that didn’t stop the OEM from showing it at the event in Los Angeles. It will launch in some countries starting today, and prices vary by regions. The device has a starting price of €599 (the 32GB model) but it can cost up to €699 (the 64GB model).       Official specs for Huawei Mate 8:   Display: 6.0 inch LCD, 1920 x 1080, 368 PPI Operating System: Android 6.0 + EMUI 4.0 Processor: 2.3GHz Kirin 950; Octa-core, 16nm Memory: 32GB ROM/3GB RAM  or  64GB ROM/4GB RAM; microSD expandable up to 128GB Camera: 16MP OIS, F2.0, BSI CMOS, dual-tone flash, Front: 8MP, F2.4 Battery: 4000mAh Dimensions: 157.1 mm × 80.6 mm × 7.9 mm; 185g Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2 ; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, 2.4G+5GHz ; USB 2.0 Sensors: Gravity, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint, Hall, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass   The new device has Huawei’s newest octa-core Kirin 950 SoC accompanied by 3 or 4 GB of RAM, depending on the model you choose. Both the 32GB and 64GB storage models have a huge 4000 mAh battery which should last you for two full days of usage in one charge.       Huawei Mate 8 also has a fingerprint sensor which is sold as an improvement over the previous phones. The unlock speed is 100% faster and you also get features like app or document lock and quick camera access shortcuts.   […]

Huawei Mate 8 official announcement – a new octa-core 6-inch premium flagship

Huawei Mate 8 was finally announced today! Maybe us Americans and Europeans don’t trust Huawei yet, but they are big in Asia and, as a result, they keep launching flagships one after the other. It is a Chinese national manufacturer with 15.7 percent of the market share in Q2 2015, very close to the Xiaomi king which owns 15.9 percent of the smartphone share market. It has also become the third largest vendor in the world, while branching in Europe and the Americas altogether.       Huawei Mate 8 is the flagship Huawei thinks we deserve and it is also the successor of Mate 7, which put the basis of Nexus 6P for Google. Although it was not launched with the Ascend moniker, it may choose to rebrand itself like this in the western market, just to help the public keep track of things.   The design of the Mate 8 is pretty similar to its predecessor, with an aluminum body, fingerprint sensor and large-ish screen. By today’s standards, the 6-inch 1080p LCD display has become the standard when it comes to size. The display is framed by small bezels, which make the screen-to-bezel ratio somewhere along the lines of 86 percent.   Inside, we are talking about a Kirin 950 octa core plus 3 to 4 GB of RAM, at least 32 GB of storage and a microSD slot. The back camera is a hefty 16MP sensor while the frontal snapper packs an 8MP sensor.   Huawei Mate 8 spec list:   6-inch […]

Huawei Mate 8 to launch at the end of November

The Huawei Mate 8 launch is imminent and its official launch date is on November 26th. It appears the recent invitations seen on the Internet were real but the November 5 event does not include a time and date for the launch of the newest Huawei device powered by a Kirin SoC.       The newest smartphone from Huawei will sport a Kirin 950 SoC, the newest piece of technology that could revolutionize the niche market. It appears that the primary event held on Thursday will not include the launch of Huawei Mate 8. Instead, the device will launch at a later date, possibly to appease customers who want a techy Christmas gift for their loved ones. The number 8 on the invitation for the Mate 8 is similar to that of the November 5th event, which is a clear indication of the fact that Mate 8 will have the Kirin 950 SoC after all.   In the meantime, some spec details related to Huawei Mate 8 also surfaced the Internet. Although we are not completely sure these are legit, here they are: 6-inch 1920x1080p display octa-core [email protected] GHz (Kirin 950) ARM-Mali-T880 GPU 3.7GB RAM 53GB storage 15MP rear camera 7MP front camera Android 6.0 OS.         Some leaks show the metal frame of the smartphone and the SIM card tray that will support dual SIM cards and a microSD card, but they are by no means official. We may get a tease at the device on Thursday. Will you be […]