Huawei Mobile Nepal has officially launched it’s flagship smartphone – Mate 8 in Nepal for the price of NRs. 79,999. The Mate 8 is stellar in all department which was missing from it’s predecessor Mate 7, notably in graphic performance.
The Mate 8 features an enormous 6-inch 1080p IPS LCD display resulting a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixel and 368ppi. Inside, the smartphone is powered by Huawei’s in house Kirin 950 chipset, octa-core CPU (4xCortex-A72 @ 2.3GHz plus 4xCortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz) alongside Mali-T880 MP4 GPU which will ensure you maximum performance as well a huge boost in terms of benchmark scores. The smartphone is integrated with 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage as well as comes with 64GB variant which features an impressive 4GB of RAM. Both variant’s storage can be expanded via a microSD card.
In terms of camera, the Mate 8 features a 16MP primary camera with Sony IMX298 sensor with an aperture rate of f/2.0 alongside with useful features like phase detection autofocus, OIS, the primary camera is capable of recording 1080p video at 60fps, sadly there is no 4K video recording options. Upfront there is an impressive 8MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture rate which is capable of taking wide angle selfies as well as 1080p video recording.
Design wise the Mate 8 is not a slouch either, as it has quite premium looks, thanks to it’s Aluminum unibody with those diamond cut edges as well as sandblasted satin back. The smartphone measures 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm and weigh in about 185 grams.
Other noticeable feature include the fingerprint sensor placed at back of the phone with it’s always on implementation which is blazing fast, and to be honest Huawei hasn’t left anything to complain about it. Connectivity options include, Cat 6 LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, and a microUSB port. The whole smartphone is powered by a monstrous 4,000mAh battery thankfully with fast charging capability and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ontop of Huawei’s own EMUI v4.0.
The Huawei Mate 8 can be purchased from authorized retailers in Nepal. With such a huge price tag this smartphone carry, one shouldn’t be comparing the Mate 8 with other mid-range or budget oriented smartphone from Huawei in terms of pricing as it is definitely among the likes of other flagships like Galaxy S7 and LG G5 in terms of power and performance. Huawei also announced it’s GR5 in Nepal.