Huawei finally introduced the so waited flagship, the Huawei P8. The Ascend P7 successor, without the Ascend name, was introduced by the company’s CEO who wants to ignite “infinite creativity”. P8 promises to be a modern and great device but follows some footsteps of previous Huamei devices, like the metal frame.
The design focuses on a modern, premium build with a full-metal unibody and a special nano-coating makes the phone splashproof.
The device comes with a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of flash storage that can be expanded all the way up to 128 GB. The phone is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Kirin 920 system-on-a-chip—made in-house by Huawei itself, and a beefy 2,600 mAh battery. The camera on the P8 is the first on a phone to use a sensor with four types of sub-pixels – Red, Green, Blue and White. This will help the camera in the low-light, but the 13MP camera also features optical image stabilization. Huawei has also included DSLR-quality, an independent image processor.
The new Huawei P8 also comes with two SIM slots. The second slot is a nanoSIM/microSD combo so you can pop in a local card when you travel abroad and use more storage at home. Both use 4G LTE.
As for the device’s software, the P8 comes with Android Lollipop skinned with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1.
And because the company wants to improve your calls and data connection, the new P8 uses the new Signal+ tech. It has two antennas and it can switch between them in just 33.5µs. The smartphone will automatically pick the best Wi-Fi signal.
Huawei also introduced a unique new way to interact with the touchscreen, using your knuckles. You can double tap or just crop a part of the screen to grab a screenshot.
The Huawei P8 will be available in two different versions. The 16GB model is €500 and the 64GB costs €600. Europe, the Middle East and South Africa will be the first to get Huawei’s new flagship.
Take a look at the video below.
But Huawei didn’t stick only with this new flagship and the surprise was the Huawei P8max.
The P8max has a metal unibody made of aerospace-grade aluminum. This smartphone measures 6.8mm and its internals feature a complicated 7 layer heat conducting structure, to prevent the chipset overheating. It also has a gigantic 6.8-inch display, but still 1080p resolution.
To make use of its Kirin 935 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor running at up to 2.2GHz, the custom software offers split-screen multitasking.
The Huawei P8max brings a 13MP camera with OIS, though it’s not clear if it uses the unique RGBW sensor of the smaller P8. The phone does have the DSLR-like image signal processor though. The selfie camera has a 5MP sensor.
The phablet is powered by a large 4,360mAh battery, which will last over 2 days of normal usage and about 1 day and a half of heavy usage, according to the company.
The P8 big brother can last 15 hours of playing back video and has a 1W speaker on the bottom, so you can enjoy your games and videos even more. Like the P8 handset this phablet it’s also dual-SIM, dual-standby device and its 4G LTE connection can reach up to 300Mbps
It will be release in 30 countries about a month after the P8 and will cost €550 for the base version with 16GB of storage and €650 for the 64GB model. You can also choose between different colors.
Take a look at the introducing video below.
Which one will you choose?