Post updated April 16th, 2015 at 04:03 am
Alongside its new 6.4mm thin P8 octa-core smartphone, Huawei has also launched another new model called the Huawei P8max. As implied by its name, the P8max is a huge phablet due to its 6.8-inch full HD LTPS LCD display but at the same time, its aluminium alloy chassis is actually quite thin at only 6.8mm.
Powered by a 2.2GHz HiSilicon Kirin 930 octa-core 64-bit processor and 3GB RAM, another feature that pretty much defined the P8max is its extremely high capacity battery. Rated at 4,360mAh, Huawei claimed that the P8max is able to last up to 2.23 days of normal usage and 1.4 days of heavy usage just on a single charge.
At the same time, the P8max is equipped with the same rear camera setup as per P8 which features a 13-megapixels Sony RGBW sensor, optical image stabilization, dedicated image signal processor, and dual-LED flash. However, it has a smaller front camera sensor though at 5-megapixels.
Huawei has also highlighted P8max’s 7-layers heat conduction structure which also includes the DX19 conductive material that to help cool down P8max faster than using steel or magnesium alloy. The company has also introduced a leather based smart cover for P8max that closely resembles HTC’s Dot View case.
In terms of pricing, the dual-SIM LTE phablet is priced at EUR 549 (around RM 2,157) for the standard version which offers 32GB worth of internal storage while the premium 64GB version goes for EUR 649 (around RM 2,560) . Just like P8, Malaysia is also one of the first countries that will receive the new P8max although the actual availability date or pricing for our market is not known at the moment.