Big screen phones are here to stay! Huawei has announced its flagship phone for 2016 – the Huawei Mate 8 – featuring a 6-inch screen, and the company’s latest chipset offering inside.
The successor to the last year’s Mate 7 packs a Kirin 950 octa-core processor. Although the screen size is 6-inch large, the phone renders a 1080p resolution.
The Huawei Mate 8 has 2.5D edges, and will be offered in four metallic finishes. There’s also support for microSD card.
Beside the 16-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 aperture (and 8-megapixel front snapper) the flagship features a fingerprint sensor on the back. And the battery unit included mounts 4,000mAh in capacity, providing up to 30-percent longer battery life over to its predecessor.
Priced at 2,999 RMB ($469) for 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 3,699 RMB ($579) for 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 4,399 RMB ($688) for 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, the Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow layered with Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 out of the box.
The handset will be launched in China initially; the international launch will be detailed at CES 2016 next year.