Huawei has officially announced the Mate 8

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Huawei has just revealed its latest smartphone offering, the Huawei Mate 8.

The Mate 8 is Huawei’s latest in the high-end market and acts as the successor to the Mate 7. Design wise, the front of the device features a large glass panel with extremely thin bezels, giving it an overall simplistic design. The rear, on the other hand, is made from a single piece of aluminium, but the overall simplistic design is carried over, with the only noticeable features being a new round camera sensor and a round fingerprint sensor directly underneath it. The device will be made available in a total of four colours: Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown. The device is 7.9mm thick and weighs in at 185g.

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Moving on to specs, the device features a pretty large 6-inch display, with a 1080x1920p resolution (Full-HD) and a pixel density of 368ppi. On the inside, Huawei’s own 64-bit Kirin 950 processor is coupled with the Mali-T880 GPU, along with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on what storage configuration you choose. Also inside is either 32 or 64GB of internal storage depending on your preference – 64GB of internal storage will bag you 4GB of RAM, while the cheaper 32GB model will come with “just” 3GB of RAM. Other features include a fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, 4G LTE and a 4000mAh battery to keep the display on.

Regarding the cameras, a 16MP Sony sensor is featured on the rear, equipped with OIS and phase detection autofocus. On the front, a generous 8MP selfie sensor is featured.

Finally, the device comes running Android 6.0* Marshmallow* straight out of the box. As of now, an official release date hasn’t been revealed, and the company is yet to confirm whether the device will ever come to the US. What we do know, though, is that it will be available starting at €599 for the 32GB + 3GB of RAM model, while the 64GB + 4GB of RAM model will set you back €699.

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