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Huawei P8 is Now Official, Along With the 6.8-inch P8max

In case you missed this morning’s live streamed Huawei P8 event, here is the skinny.

Huawei did indeed announce the P8 as their new flagship phone. The phone sports a one-piece aluminum body with “diamond shape blasting” to highlight the texture of the metal, is just 6.4mm thick, has a triple-layer shark-gill design, and a “sleek” back cover that is constructed of steel. Yowsers. 

As for specs, the P8 has a 5.2-inch 1080p edge-to-edge display, 2GHz Hisilicon Kirin 64-bit processor (that’s Huawei’s in-house chip), 3GB RAM, 16GB or 64GB storage, 13MP rear camera with OIS, 8MP front camera, 2,680mAh battery, Android 5.0, and global connectivity. The full spec list can be found below.

Huawei expects the camera to be one of the P8’s biggest selling points, with its “industry leading” optical image stabilization, four-color RGBW sensor that enhances performance in low light environments, and four “professional” quality low-light shooting modes.

The Huawei P8 will retail in Europe for €499 and €599.


Along with the P8, Huawei also announced the P8max, which is a 6.8-inch phone. Yes, 6.8-inch at a resolution of 1920×1080 and appears to be as edge-to-edge as it gets. The “phone” also has a large 4,360mAh battery (that can be used to charge a P8), Kirin octa-core processor, 13MP rear camera with OIS, similar metallic unibody design to the regular P8, and Android 5.0. It really is just a larger version of the P8.

The Huawei P8max will retail for €549 and €649.

You can read more about each phone over at Huawei’s community.


P8 Introduction

P8max Introduction

Huawei P8 Specs


Height: 144.9mm; Width: 72.1mm; Depth: 6.4mm; Weight: 144g


Mystic Champagne; Titanium Grey


5.2” FHD Screen; 1080p (1920 x 1080); 424ppi; 16M colors


Hisilicon Kirin 930; 8-core 64bit; 2.0GHz

Operating System

Android™ 5.0


3 GB RAM; 16 GB ROM or 64 GB ROM (Premium version)




FDD LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28

UMTS: 800(B6,Japan)/800(B19,Japan)/850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz

GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

Support NFC


TDD LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41 (2555MHz~2655MHz)


UMTS: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz(B8/B5/B4/B2/B1) GSM : Main card: 850/900/1800/1900MHz; Second card:



GPS/A-GPS/Glonass/BDS(BeiDou Navigation Satellite System)


Wi-Fi 2.4GHz b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct support

BT 4.1+LE

MicroUSB (High Speed USB)


G-sensor; Gyroscope sensor; Ambient Light sensor; Proximity sensor;

Compass, Accelerometer


Main camera: 13 Mega pixel, OIS, RBGW sensor, DSLR-level Image Signal

Processor, 1080p video recording/1080p video playback;F2.0; Dual-tone color temperature flash

Front camera: 8 Mega pixel



Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, MOV, ASF, RM, RMVB

3.5mm Audio Jack


Video Codec: MPEG-4, H.264, H.263, VP8, RV7-10, Xvid, WMV9

Video File Format: .3gp, .mp4, .m4a, .rm, .rmvb, .wmv

Image Codec: PNG, GIF (Static only), JPEG, BMP Image File Format: .png, .gif (Static only), .jpeg, .bmp Picture: PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP, WEBP, WBMP

Emotion IU

EMUI 3.1


2680mAh(typical value)

In the box

Handset; Headset; Charger; USB cable; Quick Start Guide; Safety Information

  • Michael Herma

    May have to pick one up. As a previous Ascend P6 & Honor 6 owner, I think Huawei can make a device as good as any. Build quality is always top notch, and after finally nailing down performance with the Honor 6, they definitely have the full package.

  • Peeter Suns

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  • tay

    This really looks nice from a hardware perspective, and the price is really cheap.. But the software has so much of iOS in it, that it makes it feel like a cheap copy..

  • Daniel Walsh

    Also the UI sucks

  • Daniel Walsh
  • roberthenderson

    I’m 6’9″,sign me up for the p8max!

  • MasterSoup

    It’s a bigger iPhone 5s; and that’s amazing. I’d strongly consider this as my next phone over the Z3 Neo/Z4 if it comes in variant that works in the US.

  • Daniel Walsh

    Design and build quality are amazing, but the specs are only pretty good.

  • ChrisI

    I don’t think either phone has a micro SD slot though. Another fail…..

  • ChrisI

    That thing looks stupid thin from that picture. I’d snap it just lifting it to answer a call.

  • paul_cus

    P8 looks really good.

  • Allyn K C

    Odd choice of placement for the ports … headphone jack is in the top … but the one that really surprised me was that from the video, it appears the power connection is also on the top edge … seems a strange choice; I’m curious how that works out from a practical-use standpoint.

    • TC Infantino

      The Droid RAZR had the same odd configuration. MicroUSB, and headphone jack both on the top, plus a micro HDMI out jack as well.

  • Jprime

    Ahh, what the HTC should have looked like, got it

  • The Bilderbergers

    Give us the Huawei watch already!

  • Tony G.

    I don’t feel so bad now about my “large” Nexus 6.

  • MaxPower27

    OK, companies need to knock it off with this 16gb/64gb nonsense. It should be 32/64 at the bare minimum at this point.

    • MistaButters

      It helps electronic companies pad their margins. They sell a lot more 64gb phones when they do a 16/64 split.

    • callumshell1

      It’s to get you to buy the much more expensive variant.

      • MaxPower27

        Well, obviously. It’s still a crappy thing to do.

  • SA_NYC

    A 6.8″ phone, Kellen’s dream-come-true…

  • Great pitch but here are my issues with the camera:

    1) I find it hard to believe that these two exist in the same phone: “6.4mm thick” and “industry leading optical image stabilization”.

    2) The camera UI demo is great. But when will companies stop using super-shallow Depth of Field in their demo video? The physical size of the phone/optics do not allow the suggested focal lengths and depth of field suggested by this video. Apple had been doing this for years, especially with the early facetime promos.

    Other than that, the hardware and specs look great. I’m sure the camera will be very good, but why lie to us? Nokia, and Apple have also been great at advertising their camera’s real photography potential with “as shot by the (insert device here)” campaigns recently.

    Do the Chinese think that the rest of of world is just filled with clueless consumers? =(

    • Considering how many people blindly buy into whatever Apple tells them, are they wrong to believe that?

      • I hear ya. No one’s wrong. But false advertising just gives me the heebeegeebees.

        • Agreed. It’s not a very morally upstanding practice, but with the success that Apple has enjoyed, I can certainly see why other manufacturers would follow suit.

    • Guest

      ⇛➤➤⇛I RECEIVED FIRST DRAFT OF $13000!@ak20:




  • Suicide_Note

    The P8max looks pretty good. I wonder how it compares in size to my N6.

    They did ripoff off HTC, however, with the dot display phone case/cover.

    • Nexusphan

      N6 – 159.3 x 83 x 10mm, 6.49oz

      P8max – 187.2 x 93 x 6.8mm, 8.04oz

      • Suicide_Note

        Thank you. Now I can sketch it out on paper and see how much of a difference it is.

  • 6.8″ now that’s my kind of phone right there.

  • Jérôme Besnard

    I bet Kellex loves the 6.8″ phone…

    • it’s like a [slightly] smaller N7 with call capabilities. =)

      • Jérôme Besnard

        I would give it a try. If I’m going to get a phablet, might as well get a big one.

      • MaxPower27

        And minus the giant bezels.

  • Dave12308

    Wouldn’t mind giving one of these a try, something different.

  • Ben Murphy

    The more you know…

  • Jonathan Alstad

    At :32 seconds in first video…”groufie”…did I miss a memo?

  • bose301s

    They lost me at the processor.

    • Oddly enough, the processor’s name, “Kirin”, means “beer” in Japanese.

      • incorrect

        ビール is beer. Kirin is a brewery.

        • Thank you for the correction. That’s the last time I believe a coworker who was stationed in Japan while in the military.

    • j

      I suspect it’s inferior to those offered by samsung, apple, qualcomm. I mean, experience matters. Just a hunch. Also. battery fail.

      • bose301s

        I’m 100% sure it’s just an ARM reference design, probably nothing much different to it, but you usually still need chip specific drivers.

  • hfoster52

    Is that a tablet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? No its my huge ass phone that makes your G4, Note 3/4, and iPhone 6+ look tiny.

  • Tyler Durden

    uh no wireless ac?

  • Nexusphan

    P8max –> Nexus 2015

  • mcdonsco

    Looks like a z3