Huawei Mate 8 launched during the South East Asia Huawei Event

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The Huawei’s Flagship smartphone, Huawei Mate 8 already launched in CES 2016 few weeks back. Now the phone has been exclusively launched for the South East Asian market at the recent Huawei event held in Paragon Hall@Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand.

Like the Nexus 6P from Huawei, the Mate 8 is a super impressive device. The All-metal Build Mate 8 designs to be 157.1 mm × 80.6 mm × 7.9 mm and weighs 185 grams. It will come in champagne gold, moonlight silver, space gray and mocha brown.


The Huawei Mate 8 sports a 6-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels resulting out a pixel density of 367 ppi. The display panel covers 95% of NTSC gamut providing excellent color reproduction and is covered by 2.5D curved diamond-cut glass. Like other high-end Huawei smartphones, the screen-to-body ratio is a stupendous 83%.

It has a 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera. It also has an accurate fingerprint sensor which has been said to be better than the Nexus 6P. Also, the 4GB RAM makes the device even with other android flagships available today but the new Kirin 950 chipset makes this phone a complete beast.The Mate 8 has Android 6.0 Marshmallow on-board. The battery here is a monster with 4000mAh of non-removable battery with charging time of 2.5 Hrs.

The Mate 8 will be launching in Nepal sometime around February, which will be a 4GB variant with 64GB internal storage and the price is expected to be around Rs.85,000.

Huawei Mate 8: Factsheet

Size Height: 157.1mm; Width: 80.6mm; Depth: 7.9mm; Weight: 185g (approx.)
Display 6″ FHD Screen
1080p (1920 x 1080), 368ppi
16.7M colors, color saturation(NTSC) 95%
High contrast 1500:1
CPU HUAWEI Kirin 950 (64-bit,16nm FinFET+), Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) + i5 co-processor
Operating System Android™ Marshmallow 6.0
Memory&Color 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM (Moonlight Silver; Space Gray)

4GB RAM + 64GB ROM (Champagne Gold; Mocha Gold)

Network 4G TDD LTE:Band38/39/40
4G FDD LTE:Band1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26
3G UMTS: 800(B6,Japan)/800(B19,Japan) /850/900/AWS/1900/2100MHz (Band6/19/5/8/4/2/1)
2G GSM:SIM1:850/900/1800/1900MHz
Dual SIM Dual SIM Supported
Connectivity Wi-Fi 2.4G/5G, a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
BT4.2, support BLE
MicroUSB (High Speed USB)
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer
NFC NFC supported
Camera Main camera
16MP, F2.0
OIS (optical image stabilization)
Dual-tone flash
PDAF+CAF auto focus
Digital zoom, up to 4x
Timelapse recording
Photos: max 4608 x 3456 pixels
Video recording: 1080p, 60 fps
support 720P 120FPS Slo-Mo recording
Front camera
8MP, F2.4
Photos: max 3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording: 1080p, 30 fps
Audio Audio decoding formats: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-WB, WMA2-9, RA, PCM, OGG, and FLAC
Audio file formats: MP3, MP4, 3GP, WMA, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI, and RA
Video Video decoding formats: 4K video, H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, RV7-10, Xvid, VP8, WMV9
Video file formats: 3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB, and ASF
Image Image decoding formats: PNG, GIF (static), JPEG, BMP, WEBP, and WBMP
Image file formats: PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP, WEBP, and WBMP
Emotion UI EMUI 4.0
Battery 4000mAh (typical value)
In the box Handset; Headset; Charger; USB cable; Quick Start Guide; Safety Information