Battleships: Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Max are official
Huawei has finally lifted the veils off its next-generation flagships and no, there was no P8 Lite model — the company chose to announce only a Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 max and that’s how it stands for now. While the plastic-clad Huawei P8 Lite might still be on the way, the floor is only open to these two highly spec’d battleships right now.
First, we have the Huawei P8, a phone purposely aimed at raising “infinite creativity” per the words of company CEO Ren Zhengfei. The smartphone works on a meta unibody crafted in two flavors: black and cream. The device scored an outstanding screen-to-size ration of that makes sure the 5.2″ 1080p touchscreen covered up 78.3% of the front.
Under the hood, you’ll find an Huawei-made HiSilicon Kirin 930 chipset which houses two sets of quad-core Cortex-A53 CPUs and a Mali-T628 MP4 graphics card. The phone is powered by 3GB of RAM and the storage configuration is set to either 16GB or 64GB (depending on choice), while the second SIM slot can be utilized as a 128GB-capable microSD card slot.
The uber-slim P8 has a 13-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization and a LED flash to aid with camera light. The front is adorned by an 8-megapixel shooter for taking of selfies. The phone has LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity. All this is powered by a sealed 2680mAh battery.
Pricing and availability
The P8 is available in 16GB and 64GB storage options as aformentioned. While the former has a €500 price tag, the 64GB model is way norther at €600. Europe, Middle East and South Africa will land the Huawei P8 before other markets.
Huawei P8 max
Call it a phone or a tablet, or even (much better) a phablet, the P8 max is bold in its effrontery with a mega 6.8-inch 1080p display. There’s nothing much to those slim side bezels as the screen holds a record-breaking 83% screen/size ratio while giving the smartphone a very sleek look.
Huawei P8 max is powered by a more powerful Kirin 935 processor, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of in-built storage. The second SIM slot can hold a microSD card too. The handset features a 13MP/5MP camera duo with dual-tone LED flash.
Keeping a unit alive requires a 4,360mAh battery which Huawei claims can last 2 days of normal to extreme usage. The handset cost €550 for the 16GB model and €650 for the 64GB edition.