Huawei, the popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has officially announced the Huawei P8. It is the successor to the Huawei P7, and features a thin metal unibody design and a high-end hardware specifications. This device is just 6.4 mm thin, but features a metal unibody with special nano-coating which guards the device against water splashes and accidental damage. Also, the bezels are very thin, with a screen-to-body ratio of 78.3 percent, higher than the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9.
It comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, contrast ratio of 1500:1, and an ability to detect touches from knuckles. It is equipped with a new Kirin 935 processor which combines eight ARM Cortex A-53 CPU cores, Mali-T628 GPU, and 3GB of RAM. The device will be available in two storage configurations – 16GB and 64GB, and also comes with a microSD card slot. This Android 5.0 Lollipop powered dual-SIM smartphone comes with 4G LTE (both SIM cards), Wi-Fi b/g/n, and Bluetooth v4.1 in terms of connectivity.
There’s a huge focus on camera, as the primary camera comes with a 13-megapixel sensor with autofocus, F/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, and optical image stabilisation. It is the first smartphone to feature an RBGW camera sensor to capture more light, but only tops out at 1080p video recording. The company claims that its camera can capture images which have DSLR like image quality. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the front, but there are no details if it can recording 1080p videos.
Huawei P8 Specifications
- 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1500:1 Contrast Ratio
- Kirin 930/935 processor, Octa-Core Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T628 MP4 GPU, 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM
- 16GB/64GB of internal storage and a hybrid microSD card slot
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Huawei Emotion UI 3.1
- 13MP primary camera with RBGW Sensor, autofocus, Dual-Color Temperature Flash, OIS , F/2.0 Aperture, and 1080p video recording
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Dual SIM, 4G LTE (Cat. 6) / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1 LE, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, Micro-USB, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 2,680 mAh battery; 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4 mm; 144g
- Colours: Titanium Grey, Mystic Champagne, Prestige Gold, and Carbon Black
It’s secondary SIM card slot can also double up as a microSD card slot, allowing you to expand the storage. The company promises that Huawei P8 can last 2.3 days after a full battery charge, no matter how many apps are installed on it. With heavy usage patterns, the company claims that it can last at least 1.5 days, even with its decently sized 2,680 mAh battery.
Within a span of the next 30 days, Huawei plans to launch it in 30 countries. Coming to the most important bit, the Huawei P8 has been priced at 499 Euros (~ Rs. 33,297) and 599 Euros (~ Rs. 39,970) for the standard and premium variants respectively.
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