The Huawei Mate 8 flagship phablet will go on sale in China from Wednesday. The handset is priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 31,200) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage option, while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model is priced at CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 38,500), and the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model is priced at CNY 4,399 (roughly Rs. 45,800) respectively. The Mate 8 Champagne Edition will cost CNY 6,888 (roughly Rs. 71,700).
The pricing and availability announcement came from the head of Huawei’s smartphone division, He Gang, as cited by MyDrivers. The global availability and pricing details of the Huawei Mate 8 will be announced during CES 2016 in January.
To recall, the Huawei Mate 8 was unveiled in China last month. The phablet is a metal-clad dual-SIM (Nano-SIM cards) supporting device that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow skinned with the company’s Emotion UI. The second SIM slot also doubles as the microSD card slot. It features a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution IPS LCD display with a calculated pixel density of 367.2 ppi. Under the hood, the phablet houses an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.4GHz), clubbed with Mali-T880MP4 GPU clocked at 900MHz.
The phablet features a 16-megapixel rear camera powered by Sony IMX298 sensor with OIS, f/2.0 aperture, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and 1.12um pixel size, alongside an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with Sony IMX179 sensor and f/2.4 aperture. The Huawei Mate 8 is backed by a 4000mAh battery and offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS, DLNA, Bluetooth, 4G, and NFC connectivity options. A circular fingerprint sensor is placed below the rear camera of the Mate 8.