First launched in China late November last year, the Huawei Mate 8 made its global debut at CES 2016 just recently. At the launch, Huawei has also released a list of countries that will receive the Chinese company’s latest flagship smartphone first, and Malaysia is part of the list.
As a flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate 8 is equipped like one. Powering the Mate 8 is Huawei’s new Kirin 950 octa-core processor, which is clocked at 2.3GHz. Other than that, the Mate 8 also has a 6.0-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display, up to 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (which supports cards up to 128GB), and a generous 4,000mAh battery.
Rounding out the specifications of the Mate 8 are a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation and phase detection autofocus, an 8MP front-facing shooter, a rear fingerprint sensor, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Of course, it is customised version of Android, which Huawei dubs Emotion UI.
At the time of writing, Huawei did not reveal how much the Mate 8 will cost here in Malaysia, although the company did mention that the device will go for 599 euros (about RM2,820) and 699 euros (approximately RM3,290) for the 32GB + 3GB RAM and 64GB + 4GB RAM variants respectively. Hopefully, it will not be long before Huawei officially launches the Mate 8 here.