Huawei P8 Is A 6.4mm All-Metal Unibody Smartphone with 5.2-Inch FHD Display Announced

Huawei has announced P8 and P8 Max with 64-bit octa-core CPU and both the handsets have sleek metal unibody, which the first regular Huawei P8 comes in an attractive 6.4-millimeter thick package. More details on Huawei P8 can be grabbed after this jump.


Huawei P8 Specifications

This new slim designed Huawei P8 packs a Kirin 930 processor, featuring eight core 64-bit cores in a big.LITTLE arrangement, four Cortex-A53 at 2GHz and four Cortex-A53 at 1.5GHz. 3GB on memory and storage space starting from 16GB, which can further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

The new flagship follows in the footsteps of its predecessors with a metal frame and a 6.4mm thick body and the Huawei P8 design focuses on a modern, premium build with a full-metal unibody. It takes 810 minutes to craft the body out of aluminum, special nano-coating makes the phone splashproof, guarding it against accidental damage.


With a bigger 5.2″ 1080p display, the Huawei P8 has a narrow bezels that keeps the phone compact and the screen takes up 78.3% of the front, wasting less space on bezels than the Galaxy S6 and the likes. However, the Chinese maker has also introduced a unique new way to interact with the touchscreen – using your knuckless. You can double tap or just crop a part of the screen to grab a screenshot. The phone obviously runs Emotion UI 3.1 built on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. on the software front.


The Huawei P8 camera utilizes a 13MP sensor capturing light in RGBW (rted-green-blue-white) pattern, also poses with an OIS technology, and Huawei could also included an individaul image processor, which it claims is DSLR-quality, and it can offset vibrations with an angle of up to 1.6°, which is double of what the iPhone 6 Plus camera manages. Camera department also has ISP that takes care of noise reduction, automatic scren recognition, advanced face recognition, better white balance and exposure, but its can only record 1080p videos and not capable to record 4K clips.

The Huawei P8 also uses the company’s new Signal+ tech, which it features two antennas (one on top and the other at the bottom), and it can switch between them in just 33.5µs so your calls and data connection are not affected. The phone takes on its best out of local networks with WiFi+ which will automatically pick the better Wi-Fi signals on the go. Two antennas, two SIM slots too.

The second SIM slot on the P8 is a nano-SIM/microSIM combo so that you can either load a local card when you travel abroad and use more storage at home. Both SIM cards supports 4G LTE connectivity. And the cases that Huawei is offering for its P8 phone, has the e-ink cover, which adds a 4.3″ display that’s perfect for reading out in the sun.

Price and Availability

The Huawei P8 will be available in two versions, allotted by storage space and color options which include Mystic Champagne, Titanium Grey, Gold, Carbon Black. The 16GB model costs €500, while 64GB costs €100 extra. Europe, the Middle East and South Affrica will be the first to get Huawei’s new flagship.

For those confused, a version of the Huawei P8 will be sold in the US from May, while the UK and Europe can expect it from later this month.

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