Formally, the official announcement of the Huawei Mate 8 Fablet took place in November 2015, but then the model was available for acquisition only in the Middle Kingdom market. Now, as part of the CES 2016 exhibition, the Chinese vendor has held the international premiere of the novelty.
No changes in the characteristics of the smartphone, as expected, did not occur. It is still built on the basis of the eight-core processor Hisilicon Kirin 950 (2.3-GHz 4 × ARM CORTEX A72 + 1.8-GHz 4 × ARM CORTEX A53) Huawei its own development, which operates in the company Intellisense i5 and the Mali-T880 graphic accelerator, and is also equipped with a 6-inch 2.5D display with Full HD resolution, which occupies 83 % of the front panel, and 3 or 4 GB «RAM». The volume of RAM here is made dependent on the capacity of the built -in drive — The youngest is the version with 32 GB of the flash memory, the older — 64 GB modification. Fortunately, the Microsd expansion slot is present in both versions.
From the point of view of the photographic capabilities, Huawei Mate 8 is ready to stand up for yourself in a dispute with many segment leaders. Of course, the main Sony IMX298 module cannot be called the most advanced solution in the market, but he has everything necessary for high-quality shooting within the needs of the user of the mobile device, he has: 16-MP matrix, phase autofocus, optical stabilization system, f/2.0 diaphragm and doubleLED. The same can be said about the front camera — Its resolutions of 8 MP and f/2.4 diaphragm will be enough to get a selfie, which are not a shame on Instagram✴ Put.
As befits the flagship, Mate 8 is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, the presence of two Nano-SIM slots is also quite predictable. The deficiency of supporting any wireless standard of a wireless communication standard should not experience the phablet owner — The device provides for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802 modules.11 A/B/G/N/AC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS and NFC. The battery capacity of 4000 mAh cannot but rejoice. Not a record, of course, but still more than many «classmates», Yes, and encourages the function of fast charging, which allows, as said during the presentation, to charge the smartphone in half an hour so that it is enough for the whole day of use.
Huawei Mate 8 will go on sale in four hull colors — Gold (Champagne Gold), Silver (MoonLight Silver), Dark Ser and Brown Brown (Mocha Brown). Its price is 600 euros for a version of 32 GB of flash memory and 700 euros for a model with 64 gB by the drive. Unfortunately, Huawei did not include Russia in the list of countries where Mate 8 will begin to be sold in the first place.