Huawei’s flagship device for the year Mate 8 is finally available for purchase starting today at a price of 2999 Yuan ($470 approx) for the base model which comes equipped with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage and 3199 ($498 approx) Yuan for entire network version in Silver and Gray color options. And guess what, the flagship is sold out at a number of retailers.
Whereas the model with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage is priced at 3699 Yuan ($580 approx). The high-end model of Mate 8 with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage carries a price tag of 4399 Yuan ($690 approx). Both 4 GB RAM variants are available in Mocha Gold and limited Champagne color options.
The people who are hoping to get their hands on this amazing smartphone in China can visit Huawei Vmall Mall, Jingdong, Lynx flagship store, Suning Tesco, Gome Online, Amazon, as well as Gome, Suning, Dixon pass and other 2000+ retail outlets across the country. Unfortunately, the company has not yet revealed any details about an international release, but we hope to get more information at CES 2016.
Mate 7 sold more than 7 million units worldwide, therefore expectations from Mate 8 are really high. Mate 8 comes powered by octa-core Kirin 950 chipset which offers a sturdy and snappy performance claimed to better than Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and Samsung Exynos 7420 chipsets. Other specifications of Mate 8 based on Android 6.0 running EMUI 4 include 16 MP and 8 MP rear and front cameras along with 4000 mAh battery under the hood.
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