Huawei G8 with metal unibody design, fingerprint sensor announced in China

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Huawei unveiled their G8 device today, at an event in China. The device got leaked in China a few days ago, thanks to TENAA.

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Huawei G8 with metal unibody design, fingerprint sensor announced

Like previous leaks, the G8 comes equipped with a full metal body and a 5.5inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS LCD display. Under the hood is the 64bit enabled octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) SoC with clusters of four A53 cores at 1.5GHz each and four others at 1GHZ each coupled with an Adreno 405 GPU. On the back is a 13MP AF camera with a dual LED flash, while a 5MP front shooter dons the top of the display on the front. The company has used a PureCel Sensor of Omnivision for the rear camera which will help in better low light shots. There is also a fingerprint sensor below the camera to fulfil the user's security need - we were expecting this features as mid-range smartphones of Chinese OEMs are coming with fingerprint sensor!

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Much like the recents trends, Huawei has launched two editions of the G8. One comes with a 2GB of RAM and a 16GB of storage, while the other packs a 3GB of RAM and double the storage. The Huawei G8 will run on Android Lollipop with the company's own Emotion US 3.1 on the top. The battery is alos generous too at 3000mah. For connectivity the devices features Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi a/b/g/n and 4G LTE support (dual sim).

Huawei G8 with metal unibody design, fingerprint sensor announced

The smartphone is China specific as of now and comes with three colour options viz. the Black, White and the Gold. The 16GB variant has been priced around $370 in China while the 32GB will come $64 higher at $434. Personally I feel that Huawei has priced the device rather higher considering the fact that it features only a mid-range Snapdragon 615 SoC. Huawei hasn't announced any plans to take the siblings global as of now.

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