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Huawei Mate 8: Hybrid SIM, 6-inch screen, 4000mAh battery

Huawei Mate 8 was launched in Malaysia yesterday. It should be available in stores starting 11 March 2016.

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The 6-inch Huawei Mate 8 smartphone runs on the latest Kirin 950 chip, and it is the best processor available from Huawei, to date. Equipped with a 4000mAh battery and quick charging technology, the Mate 8 can provide a whole day of usage with just 30 minutes of charging time, and is able to last over 2 days on a full charge on normal usage, Huawei claims.

Huawei Mate 8 key specifications:

  • Runs Android OS 6.0 with EMUI 4.0
  • 6″ FHD Screen, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Huawei Kirin 950 octa core (4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz) micro 64-bit 16 nm processor
  • 16MP rear camera, 8MP rear camera
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage for the Standard version
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for the Premium version
  • Micro SD Card (up to 128GB)
  • 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Wifi
  • Card slot 1: Supports nano-SIM cards
  • Card slot 2 (2G only): Supports nano-SIM cards or microSD cards (Hybrid SIM/microSD slot)
  • Fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, compass, gravity sensor, gyroscope, Hall effect sensor

The Mate 8 allows users to use their knuckles to take screenshots, start or stop screen recordings, and even open apps.

It will be available in all four colours through the two variant colours, with the Standard variant offering moonlight silver and space grey, and the Premium variant offering champagne gold and soon, mocha brown.

The retail recommended prices for the Huawei Mate 8 are as below:

  • Huawei Mate 8 Standard variant in Moonlight Silver and Space Grey– RM2,099
  • Huawei Mate 8 Premium variant in Champagne Gold and Mocha Brown – RM2,399

Huawei will be having a promotion on the opening sales day for the Huawei Mate 8 on 11 March 2016, where the first 88 buyers of the Mate 8 will also walk away with a Huawei TalkBand B2 worth RM668 at the KLCC flagship store.

Huawei Malaysia also announced the following products which will be available by the end of April 2016:

  • Nexus 6P Gold Edition – RM2,698
  • Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0:
    • Silver 2GB + 16GB, WiFi – RM1,299
    • Silver 2GB + 16GB, LTE with M-Pen – RM1,599
    • Gold 3GB + 64GB, WiFi with M-Pen and Case – RM1,699
    • Gold 3GB + 64GB, LTE with M-Pen and Case – RM1,999
  • Huawei Watch Jewel – RM2,299
  • Huawei Watch Elegant – RM1,999

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