Huawei Mate 8 now available to buy in China?

Towards the end of November, Huawei lifted the lid on currently its most powerful device – the Huawei Mate 8. Initially, it was believed that the device would be available in Q1 2016. It seems, however, that Huawei has other plans, as an exec has announced that the device is now available in China.

Available to buy in China?

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This is according to Chinese-speaking MyDrivers. It reports that Huawei’s smartphone chief, He Gang, announced the Huawei Mate 8 has been launched on the 9th of December in China. He added that 1 million units of the device will be rolling out of the assembly line every month.

Unfamiliar with the Huawei Mate 8? The device  sports a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 367 ppi. Under the hood is Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A72s cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, four Cortex A53s clocked at 1.8 GHz, and an ARM Mali-T880 GPU to handle graphics made under the company’s 16 nm process. The Mate 8 will be available in a version with 3 GB of RAM and another version with 4 GB of RAM. Its camera combo consists of a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 3-axis OIS and an 8-megapixel Sony IMX179 front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. Storage options include 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB versions. It also features a microSD card slot. There are two versions of the Huawei Mate 8. Keeping the lights on is a 4,000 mAh battery that supports QuickCharging. The Huawei Mate 8 also features an improved fingerprint scanner found on the back of the device. The Huawei Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.0 slapped on top.

The Huawei Mate 8 will set buyers back around £312.

At the time of writing, the Huawei Mate 8  is yet to land on our shores.

Want to know when the Huawei Mate 8 will be available in the UK? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further announcements.

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