Chinese tech major, Huawei held a press conference in China earlier today and finally announced the long-rumored flagship Mate 8. The company labels the Mate 8 as its "most advanced flagship smartphone."
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According to the teaser that went online a couple of days back, the 6" smartphone is powered by a Kirin 950 SoC with octa-core CPU and Mali T880MP4 GPU with a Full HD IPS display.The Kirin 950 chipset is made of four high powered Cortex-A72 cores, clocked at up to 2.3 Ghz topped with four power saving Cortex-A53 cores that clock a speed of 1.8 Ghz. The Huawei Mate 8 is backed by a 4000 mAh battery.
On the exterior, a highlight of the Huawei Mate 8 is that it is made from aerospace-grade aluminium and 2.5D curved diamond cut glass. The fingerprint sensor on the rear makes the Huawei Mate 8 safe. The Mate 8 sports Sony's latest IMX298 16MP sensor at the back coupled with a 8MP selfie shooter on the front. The Huawei Mate 8 is available in four colors that include Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, and Mocha Brown.
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On the software front, the device comes with the Huawei's next-generation EMUI 4.0 OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and offers several features like voice controls, a power-saving firewall, a defragmenter, and eRecovery.
The handsets are priced at around $480, $590 and $700 respectively (approximately Rs. 32,000, Rs. 39,000 and Rs. 46,200). The handset is currently available only in China. The global availability of the handset will be revealed at CES held next year.