Huawei Mate 8 is Now Official in Malaysia. Starting Price RM 2,099

3/08/2016 Joshua Wong 0 Comments

Huawei Malaysia has finally made the new flagship available in Malaysia. The Huawei Mate 8 that replaced the Huawei Mate Ascend 7 that introduced in 2014.

The Huawei Mate 8 is targeted premium and high-end market with promising hardware.

Here are some of the highlight photos during the launch that took place at KLCC this afternoon.

Huawei Mate 8 is powered by their own in-house processor chip, Huawei Kirin Silicon. The new chip Kirin 950 has brought up newly improved yet powerful SoC at the same time power efficient. The Kirin 950 is an Octa-core processor clocked up-to 2.4Ghz coupled with Mali-T880 GPU. This is one of the highest performance SoC based on AnTuTu's benchmark score system.

Same as it predecessor, it sports a 6-inch Full HD IPS display and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Although the Mate 8 is a 6-inch smartphone, the size of the device is comparable compact with 5-5-inch smartphone. This can be done thanks to its super narrow 1.7 mm bezel and giving an impression of borderless display.

The phone itself is built out of metal in unibody form design and has 2.5D suspension glass that strengthen the device by 1.7x.

One of the main highlight of the Huawei Mate 8 is the battery. This thin device has an enormous 4,000 mAh high capacity battery that promise 2 days uninterrupted battery life on normal usage. Since it has a big capacity battery, Mate 8 is also supported reverse charging where it can charge others device through it microUSB port.

The Mate 8 is supported Quick Charge and a short 30 minutes of charge will able to provide you a full day use of the device.

Just like it others fingerprint smartphone, Mate 8 has feature a fingerprint sensor on the rear that works to unlock device, quick access to camera, app-gestures and much more.

VoLTE has started rolled out by some Telco in Malaysia and Mate is ready to provide high quality and clarity voice calls.

Camera wise it packed with SONY 16 Megapixels IMX298 main camera that feature hybrid autofocus, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) and hardware OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) to provide less shaky and sharp images and videos.

The selfie camera get a large 8 Megapixels wide angle lens for better group and background photos.

As this is the premium flagship smartphone by Huawei, all the Huawei Mate will enjoy an exclusive service of door-to-door pick up and delivery service, also 3 hours fix service which others brand couldn't provide.

It comes with two variants; 3GB of RAM with 32GB onboard storage (Moonlight Silver & Space Grey) and 4GB of RAM with 64GB onboard storage (Champagne Gold & Mocha Brown)

The Huawei Mate 8 will be available now through Huawei online sales platform, and also Lazada Malaysia. It also made available at retails store and telco starting 11th of March 2016.

Huawei Mate 8 (Standard) - 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM - RM 2,099
Huawei Mate 8 (Premium) - 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM - RM 2,399

Check out Huawei Mate 8 Design Story;

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