Huawei is competing strongly in the Android arena and have announced their latest Android phone – Huawei P8 in London today.
The device follows up on the Ascend P7, but the P8 does not come with the Ascend brand name anymore. It sports a 5.2 inch display and a metal body which is only 6.4 mm thick. If you missed Huawei’s mysterious ad campaign for the P8 you can check it out now.
Huawei P8 Specs, Features & Videos
Huawei P8 official specs include a 64-bit Octa-core processor made in-house (Kirin 930), which has 4 cores running at 2GHz and 4 at 1.5GHz. The phone also features expandable storage and 3 GBs of Random Access Memory (RAM).
The 6.4 mm thick body still manages to pack a 2,680 mAh battery which should give decent backup time coupled with the Octa-core processor. However, the main feature of interest is the 13 megapixel camera which has a dual-LED flash and optical image stabilization.
Huawei has also included an 8 megapixel front camera for selfies and video chats while other interesting camera features are delivered via the built-in camera app. According to Huawei photos taken by the P8 can be compared with those taken by DSRL cameras (a claim that merits testing), and there are some interesting features like light graffiti and video effects, which can also be seen in action in the videos below.
On the operating system front you get Android 5.0 Lollipop skinned with Huawei’s own launcher and the videos below showcase how the company wants to pitch their latest flagship as a “creative tool”.
If you’re not satisfied with the P8’s 5.2 inch display you can also opt for a 6.8 inch version of the phone named the P8 Max. While the other specs remain the same, the P8 Max benefits from a larger, 4,360 mAh battery to power the additional display size.
Huawei P8 Price & Release Date
US customers can expect Huawei to release the P8 in May and it will cost around $500 unlocked. The P8 Max version is expected to be a little more expensive at just under $600.
Will you be buying the Huawei P8? Do you think the phone can compete against flagships from manufactures like Samsung and HTC, both of whom have also recently released their own Galaxy S6 and One M9 Android phones respectively? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this.