CES 2016: Mate 8, Huawei’s New Flagship

Huawei are going all out at CES 2016, with the announcement of the new Mate 8, an incredibly fast device with fantastic autonomy and elegant design. Read all about it in this story!


The Mate 8, Huawei‘s latest creation promises to hit all the targets between performance and quality, with a long duration battery on top. The Mate 8 was introduced at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and is being touted as one of the best smartphones to come out this year

Continuing Huawei’s trend to bring mid and high-end phones adjusting to international trends (with devices such as the Y550, Mate 7 and the G620s), now its the Mate 8 which best represents what the company expects of the future. This new phone aims to offer a new, efficient and elegant experience with its hardware. Kevin Ho, President of Handset Business at Huawei Consumer BG:

“ we have delivered a device that meets the needs of a new style of business. With this fast, impeccably designed smartphone, users can work more efficiently and free up valuable time to spend with friends, family and on personal pursuits”

This will be the first device ever to use the Kirin 950 chipset, increasing the CPU’s raw power up to 100%, the GPU’s performance in 125% and its energy efficiency in 70% when compared to its predecessor, the Kirin 925. This smartphone strikes the right balance between performance and quality thanks to its four 4 x A72 2,3 GHz and 4 x A53 1,8 GHz processors. It also sports a huge 4000mAh battery, which can last for a whole day and be recharged in some 30 minutes.


When it comes to the software side of things, the Huawei Mate 8 uses the EMUI 4.0 system, which is based off of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. When it comes to its security features, they have also been improved with three different levels of protection that make use of the user’s fingerprints. The new design of its sensors improves unlocking speed in a 100% (that means it’s twice as fast) and adjusts identification parameters in a 10%.

It’s camera is also quite revolutionary. Huawei’s new monster uses Sony’s revolutionary 16MP IMX298 system, which increases the sensor size in a 23%. It comes with an 8 megapixel front camera and alternative modes to readjust it, so it will straighten pictures taken in an angle for better visualization.



The Mate 8 by Huawei can use up to 4 2G bands, 9 3G bands, and 18 4G bands from 217 different countries, which is just perfect for people who travel around the world a lot when doing business.

Finally, Huawei’s Mate 8 sports an elegant design in which the main star is its 6″ inches high-definition screen, which takes about 83% of the phone’s whole body. It sports some of the most requested colors in the market (there will be four variants), and will try to position itself as one of the best options of the year whether you’re looking for quality or performance.

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