The Huawei Mate 8 smartphone
(Image: Huawei)
The Huawei Mate 8 smartphone
(Image: Huawei)

Huawei made its mark at CES 2016 with Huawei Mate 8, a phablet will seek to continue to attract users to the brand, which managed to position itself as the third largest segment, behind Apple and Samsung.

The phone carries within it the Kirin 950 chipset with a CPU that can increase power to 100% GPU performance up to 125% and energy efficiency up to 70% from 925 Kirin.

Equipped with a 4000mAh battery, Mate 8 offers more than two days of normal use, the Mate 7  already has an outstanding battery life.

huawei-mate-8As teams like the Moto X Play, the Huawei Mate 7 offers a quick charge: the company said the relationship is plugged in for 30 minutes a day of use.

Huawei continues to focus on its EMUI 4.0 system based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, containing various settings, including a built-in automatic defragmentation service that continues to optimize system performance. In addition, the Mate 8 has a split-screen mode that allows for improved multitasking between applications.

The Huawei Mate 8 introduces a new generation of fingerprint security. The sensor is now circulating to provide better identification and has three levels of security.

The company said it invested $98 million over three years to develop the first processor and image sensor “for a faster approach, higher clarity and accurate color shading.”

Huawei Mate 8 adopts a new system 16MP Sony IMX298, which increases the size of the sensor by 23 percent. It also has a front camera of 8 MP for selfies.


The team supports global connectivity and more bands than any other dual SIM phone, including 4-band 2G, 9-band 3G and 4G 18 bands of 217 countries and regions with 1,334 operator settings. “This makes it perfect for those going business device,” the company noted.

The Huawei Mate 8 will be available in four colors: champagne gold, silver moon, space gray and mocha brown. The suggested starting price is set to be around 599 euros for the entry level with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM, 699 euros for the 4GB of  RAM and 64GB of storage.


Display: 6-inch (1080 x 1920) 368 ppi
Operating system: Android 6 (EMUI 4)
Processor: 2.3GHz quad core Kirin 950
Memory: 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage or 64GB or 128GB with 4GB of RAM / slot microSD
Camera: 16-megapixel primary and secondary 1080p 8. Record
FM Radio
Dimensions: 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 185 grams


LAUNCH Announced 2015, November
Status Available. Released 2015, November
BODY Dimensions 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm (6.19 x 3.17 x 0.31 in)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz)
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches (~78.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~368 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Emotion UI 4.0
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 950
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 + quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53
GPU Mali-T880 MP4
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM/ 64 or 128 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, f/2.0, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.8″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.4, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging: 37% in 30 min
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 528 h (3G)
Talk time
Music play Up to 98 h
MISC Colors Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, Mocha Brown
Price group 9/10

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