The Huawei Mate 8 release is confirmed and its heading for several international with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and some high powered specs in tow.
Today at CES 2016, Huawei confirmed its brand new flagship smartphone dubbed Mate 8. The arrival comes just a few short weeks after Huawei and Google released the Nexus 6P in the United States and international markets.
Like the Nexus 6P, the Huawei Mate 8 is an impressive device. Unlike the Nexus 6P, the Mate 8 won’t be coming to the United States. At least not yet.
On stage, Huawai walked the crowd through the Mate 8 specs.
Mate 8 Specs
On paper, the device is an impressive piece of machinery and Android enthusiasts and smartphone shoppers in international markets will want to keep this device on their radar.
The Mate 8 features a 6-inch inch LCD, 1920 x 1080 with 368 pixels-per-inch putting it on par with other flagship Android devices currently on the market.
Storage, Processor & Camera
It also features 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for expanded storage space up to 128GB, a large 4,000 mAh battery, a 2.3GHz Kirin 950 octa-core processor, a 16MP rear camera (with OIS, F2.0, BSI CMOS, and dual-tone flash), a front-facing 8MP camera, Bluetooth 4.2, and USB 2.0.
Software & Design
It also features Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and EMUI 4.0. EMUI is Huawei’s custom user interface. It also includes a fingerprint sensor that features improved speed and fast charging technology.
The Mate 8 design is 157.1 mm × 80.6 mm × 7.9 mm and it weighs 185 grams. It will come in champagne gold, moonlight silver, space gray and mocha brown.
Mate 8 Release Date
As of right now, the company has no plans to release the Mate 8 in the United States. It will, however, release the phone in 30+ countries around the world.
The Mate 8 release will come initially to Spain, Germany, France, United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Australia.
Mate 8 Price
As for the price, it’s going to be on the expensive side. The company is suggesting a 599 euro price point for the 3GB +32GB model and a 699 euro price point for 4GB + 64GB model.
Every year, Apple releases a new iPhone. 2016 probably won't be any different as iPhone 7 rumors are already starting to paint an early picture for prospective iPhone buyers.
The iPhone 7 release date isn't expected to land until the fall but early rumors have begun outlining some potential iPhone 7 specs. And with the next phone not expected to be an "S" release, some big changes could be in store for Apple's iconic device.
Early iPhone 7 rumors suggest that we might see a change to the 3.5mm headphone jack that's been a mainstay on the iPhone.
Instead, the company might introduce an all-in-one Lightning connector. The iPhone 7 will evidently support Lightning headphones and Bluetooth headphones. The phone could arrive with Lightning EarPods. In turn, this could lead to a thinner iPhone 7. The iPhone 6s is 7.1mm thin and the iPhone 7 could be 1mm thinner than that.
iPhone 7 rumors also include talk of a waterproof design and some analysts believe that Apple will ditch the physical home button. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 5 both delivered new designs so there's a chance that Apple will make some big changes next year.
Rumors also point to camera upgrades, a new processor, new storage options, and Apple's upcoming iOS 10 operating system.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s laid a great foundation for the future and it will be exciting to see where Apple takes the iPhone and its technology next year.