World’s No. 3 smartphone vendor of 2015, Huawei announced its Huawei Mate 8 for a global release yesterday at CES making it available in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast China, South Africa and Mexico in the first-wave of launch and company’s CEO Yu Chengdong has claimed that their 6-inches phablet is selling like hotcakes in China with a Million already passed in sales. If you have forgotten, the device was released in China on December 9, 2015 and is yet to complete a month.
Yu Chengdong, the CEO of Huawei, also said that they company might be entering the VR industry, which would compete with VR manufacturers like Samsung and HTC. Though, he hasn’t given any specific date on when we will be see a VR product from Huawei.
Huawei Mate 8 comes with a 6.0-inches 1080P display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, Kirin 950 processor which is Huawei’s own in-house SoC, 32 GB internal storage with 3 GB RAM or 64 GB with 4 GB RAM variants and both of which come with a microSD expansion slot supporting upto 128GB, 16 MP rear with 8MP front camera and a 4000mAh non-replaceable battery.
The device was announced yesterday for Europe, the Middle East, Southeast China, South Africa and Mexico markets where both of the models will be going on sale for €600 and €700.