Huawei unveils Mate 8 with Kirin 950 Octa-core SoC

huawei mate 8

Huawei has unveiled its much anticipated Mate 8 phablet at the Shanghai Expo Centre in China. The company is yet to announce the pricing of the device.

The device will be showcased during the CES 2016 in January. The phablet is now available only for the China market.

The Mate 8 comes with a 6-inch full-HD IPS LCD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution and a calculated pixel density of 367.2 ppi.

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It is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.4GHz), clubbed with Mali-T880MP4 GPU clocked at 900MHz.

The device sports a full metal body and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is backed by 3GB of RAM. It also has dual SIM functionalities.

Camera wise, the device sports a 16MP rear camera powered by Sony IMX298 sensor with OIS, f/2.0 aperture, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and 1.12um pixel size. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with Sony IMX179 sensor and f/2.4 aperture.

The 3G variant of the phablet has 32GB of internal storage capacity, while the 4GB variant comes with 64GB of internal storage.

On the connectivity front, the device supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS, DLNA, Bluetooth, 4G and NFC. It is juiced by a 4000mAh battery. It also has an integrated fingerprint sensor.

The device will be available in Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, and Mocha Brown colour variants.

Earlier, Huawei’s online brand Honor launched its new flagship device, Honor 7 for the Indian market at a price of Rs 22,999.

The smartphone comes with a 5.2 inch IPS NEO LCD display and is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad core Hisilicon Kirin 935 processor paired with 3GB RAM.

It runs on Emotion UI wrapped under Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.

It sports a 20MP rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8MP front facing camera with 8GB of internal storage capacity which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

The device also features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel of the device and also incorporates a multitasking key that can perform three different tasks.

On the connectivity front the Honor 7 has LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. It is juiced by a 3100mAh battery that claims to provide up to 350 hours of standby time and up to 8 hours of talktime.


Vishal Kawadkar