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Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced the Huawei P8 smartphone at a launch event held in Bangkok. Why should you care? Because the phone is headed to India in the third quarter of the year. We expect a pricing of around Rs. 30,000, and if the Honor 6 Plus before this was any indication, it may just be worth it. Here's a first look at this metal clad flagship device.
There's a healthy dose of metal on this smartphone with a polished matte-like finish to it. It feels quite premium and is very thin at merely 6.4mm. What's more impressive is how light this phone feels, despite all the metal used,
The device has a 5.2 inch 1080p display. Would we have preferred a 2k display? Sure, but there's no denying the sharpness on this one either.
There's no wide aperture mode on this 13MP shooter though. On the upside, the camera has optical image stabilisation.
Huawei has the selfie lovers covered, with an 8MP camera on the front.
The Huawei P8 runs on the company's own 2.2 GHz octa-core Kirin 930 processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 16/64GB storage options.
The phone runs on Android 5.0.2 along with Huawei's own EMUI 3.0.
The battery lies at 2680 mAh, which is a concern right now. This is because we haven't seen the best battery performance from Huawei's high-end Kirin SoCs. Let's hope this one's not the same.
With its rounded edges, the design is reminiscent of Sony's Xperia devices, but with much more metal and no glass, except the display.
Yes, the Huawei P8 is a 4G capable smartphone.
Here are some more images of the Huawei P8 smartphone.
The Huawei P8 doesn't offer too many different coloured variants.
Huawei will bring these cases to market though.
Overall, the Huawei P8 is a really premium device that promises to be very powerful and with a good camera. The Rs. 30k pricing is a concern though. Let's hope Huawei rethinks that part in the next two months.