Today, Huawei in Shanghai, China unveiled its newest flagship, the Huawei Mate 8.
Huawei Mate 8 – USA must wait.
As we advance but guessed, this notion includes only the Chinese Mate 8 version. The international and also US version will be shown until 2016 at CES in Las Vegas, which takes place from 06 to 09 January 2016. Which means for us that we have to wait for us about one and a half months and we keep quite, that it will be no longer available in 2015. It had to be said.
Our information for it’s mate S actually as honor 7 plus plan. The publication under Huawei became necessary because the mate 8 or the Kirin 950 were not finished yet. The presentation at IFA by 2015, at least of the mate S – top model that always is not yet available in Germany, was for us even more broadside on Apple, because so ForceTouch or 3DTouch – technology before the Apple Keynote to publish succeeded the iPhone 6 S.
Thanks to numerous leaks in advance there was hardly surprises today during the presentation. The mate 8 has an aluminium unibody, about a 6-inch FHD screen with 2.5 d as the mate 7 curved crystal glass. Thanks to the very narrow margins, 83 percent of the front of the display are ingested. Furthermore you can choose between four colors: Champagne gold, Moonlight silver, space gray and Mocha Brown.
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with the Huawei EMUI 4.0 to use comes as the operating system. Works inside Huawei’s latest chipset architecture with the Kirin 950 which should guarantee high performance with low power consumption. The Kirin 950 by the i5 coprocessor is complemented, it supports speech recognition, a low power consumption at MP3 applications and the location.
A 16-Megapixel camera with dual-LED Flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, an optical image stabilizer and f/2.0 aperture is located on the back of the Huawei mate 8, this allows video recording in full HD, 4K-Videos cannot be created but unfortunately. The front-facing camera, also Sony sensor (IMX179), resolves with 8 mega pixels and has a f/2.4 aperture. A LED Flash on the front, such as the Huawei Mate S, does not exist. Directly under the main camera, the fingerprint sensor, which has this time received a circular Disign is sitting on the back.
Also, the SD card support remains us at the mate 8. The new flagship has either a hybrid slot, in which there is space for two Nano-SIM cards for the dual-SIM operation or a Nano-SIM with a microSD card.
The dimensions are 157.1 mm (height) x 80.6 mm (width) x 7.9 mm (depth), the weight is 185 grams. In addition, the mate 8 Gets a 4000 mAh battery, which promises an excellent run time.
In the mobile Internet, which sparks Huawei Mate 8 thanks to the LTE-CAT-6-modem installed on the Kirin 950 with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and particularly supporting LTE B20 are pleased. There is also a Wi-Fi module (802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band 2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS are also on board as a NFC module for mobile payment. Marshmallow with the brand new 4.0 EMUI Launcher delivered that will mate 8 with the latest Android version 6.0.
New features of the mate 8
Voice control, a power-saving firewall, a Disk Defragmenter are notable features and a eRecovery. The Smartphone has also improved roaming, navigation, and payment options.
Availability and prices
The mate 8 can be purchased only in China. Here in Germany it will be expected to only 2016 available from Q1 on the market.
European prices are not yet known and probably will be announced at the CES at the launch of the local Variant. In China, there are (converted):
3 GB RAM / 32 GB memory for 440 euros
4 GB RAM / 64 GB of memory for 545 euros
4 GB RAM / 128 GB of memory for 650 euros