Huawei launches two new flagships – Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Max
All major OEM’s have started to roll out their flagship devices for 2015, now its time for the Chinese Giant Huawei to do the same. Huawei officially launched the Huwaei P8 and P8 Max, successors to last years Ascend P7 in an event in London. They have seemed to drop the “Ascend” branding with the new device.
The Huawei P8 is a sleek looking rectangular device with a metallic body and rounded edges. The device is pretty slim only 6.4mm and Huawei have managed to fit a rear camera which does not bulge out even the slightest. The 5.2 inch IPS LCD Full HD 1080p display with 424 ppi is quite impressive, not the best considering the QHD displays on flagships these days.
Powering the device is Huawei’s own Kirin 930 Octa Core 64-bit processor, which includes four 2GHx Cortex A53 processors and four A53 1.5Ghz processors. The Huawei P8 comes with 3GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory. The battery was one of the low points of the P7, but they have manged to bump it up as well to 2680 mAh.
On the camera front, the Huawei P8 has a 13MP shooter at the back with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and a Dual-LED flash. The front on the other hand is again quite impressive housing an 8MP camera, which is more than enough for single as well as group selfies. Huawei had also talked about their world’s first four color 13MP image sensor, which can rival some DSLR camera’s. Some nifty camera modes include, light painting, movie director, time lapse and some beauty modes specially keeping in mind girls and their selfie perfections.
On the Software front the Huawei P8 runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with their own EMUI 3.1 skin on top. The smartphone will come in two colors, Mystic Champagne and Titanium Grey.
Huawei P8 Max
The Huawei P8 Max is the older brother of the P8 with a massive 6.8 inch 1080p display with 320ppi. It is a phablet and will compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G4 Note, iPhone 6 Plus and so on. Other than the display the Huawei P8 Max comes with a 4360 mAh battery, which according to Huawei will last 2 days after a full charge. The P8 Max also comes in an exclusive Luxurious Gold color apart from the Champagne and Grey .
The phablet has a 5MP front camera compared to the 8MP found in its smaller counterpart. On the memory front the Huawei P8 Max comes with 64GB built in storage with a memory card slot as well.
The Huawei P8 will cost around $530 and the P8 Max will be around $580, both devices will be available at the end of this month. So, what to do you think about Huawei’s 2015 contribution to the Android smartphone war?