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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.

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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.

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P8 Introduction

P8max Introduction

Huawei P8 Specs


Size

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

Color

Mystic Champagne; Titanium Grey

Display

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

CPU

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

Operating System

Android™ 5.0

Memory

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

Network

GRA_L09:

TDD LTE: B40

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

GRA_UL00:

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

FDD LTE:B1/B3/B4/B7

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

850/900/1800/1900MHz

GPS

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

Connectivity

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

BT 4.1+LE

MicroUSB (High Speed USB)

Sensors

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

Compass, Accelerometer

Camera

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

Audio

Audio: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, PCM, WMA

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

3.5mm Audio Jack

Video

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

Battery

2680mAh(typical value)

In the box

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

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