Powered by a 4000mAh battery and the new energy-efficient SoC, the Huawei Mate 8 will be able to last 30% longer than the Mate 7, according to the Chinese company.
On the GPU side we see a Mali T880MP4 running at up to 900MHz. And the phone' 6-inch IPS LCD screen has a 1080p resolution.
|SoC||HiSilicon Kirin 950
4x Cortex A53 @ 1.8GHz
4x Cortex A72 @ 2.3GHz
Mali-T880MP4 @ 900MHz
|NAND||32GB / 64GB / 128GB NAND
|Display||6 inches1080p JDI IPS-Neo LCD|
|Modem||2G/3G/4G LTE Cat 6
(Integrated HiSilicon Balong Modem)
||TDD LTE||B38 / B39 / B40 / B41|
|FDD LTE||B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26|
|UMTS||850 / 900 / AWS / 1900 / 2100
( B19 / B8 / B6 / B5 / B4 / B2 / B1)
|GSM||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Dimensions||157.1 (h) x 80.6 (w) x 7.9 (d) mm
|Cameras||Rear Camera w/ OIS
16MP ( 4608 x 3456 )
Sony IMX298 1/2.8" w/ 1.12?m pixels
|Front Facing Camera
8MP ( 3264?2448 )
Sony IMX179 1/3.2" w/ 1.4?m pixels
F/2.4 aperture, 26mm eq.
|Battery||4000mAh (15.2 Whr)|
with EmotionUI 4.0
|Connectivity|| 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band 2.4 & 5GHz
BT 4.2, microUSB2.0, GPS/GNSS,
NanoSIM (w/o microSD)
|Price||3GB + 32GB - ¥2999-3199|
|4GB + 64GB - ¥3699|
|4GB + 128GB - ¥4399|
Huawei also announced fast charging of up to 2A at 9V or 18W, promising it can charge up to 37% charge in 30 minutes.
The device is powered by the Category 6 integrated Balong LTE modem of the Kirin 950. Huawei has also upgraded their Wi-Fi implementation to include 802.11ac and also implements dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz support.
The Mate 8 also features a bottom-placed speaker, the same camera, flash and fingerprint-sensor positioning of the Mate 7 but they all now use circular designs instead of square ones.
The camera has a new sensor module from Sony. The IMX298 is a new 1/2.8" 16MP unit with 1.12?m pixels and phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) pixels. The optics on the camera module offer a F/2.0 aperture lens and also offers optical image stabilization (OIS) with up to 1.5° angle of movement. manily due to the relatively "weak" GPU onboard, the device doesn't offer 4K recording and is limited to more traditional 1080p video. On the front-facing camera we see a 8MP shooter.
The device comes with 3GB RAM with 32GB of NAND storage or 4GB RAM with 64GB or 128GB of storage. You can use either dual-nanoSIM or a the second SIM slot as a microSD tray for additional storage. The phone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a new Huawei's EmotionUI 4.0 customization on top, and will initially be available in China from Q1 2016, while being introduced for western markets later on at CES.
Chinese MSRPs for the 32GB, 64 and 128GB models are RMB ¥2999, ¥3699 and ¥4399, respectively.