Huawei Mate 8 launch

Huawei Technologies, one of the most innovative companies that constantly challenge the traditional landscape of business and style. On 8th of March 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Huawei launched the game-changing mobile phone – Huawei Mate 8, an award-winning phone, along with a new line of other products which includes the MediaPad M2 10.0, Huawei Watch for ladies and also, the release of Nexus 6P Gold Edition. A large crowd consists of media, business partners and dealers turned up to witness the launch of Huawei Mate 8.

Huawei Mate 8 review

What’s so special about Mate 8?

Here’s 8 reasons why you will love Mate 8!

Huawei Mate 8 Infographic

1. Massive 6-inch screen in a slim body

This compact and slim phone weighs only 185g and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. The screen’s 95 percent color saturation is higher than the other popular mobiles in the market. It will give you an accurate color presentation and true-to-life visual experience on your screen. You will love the wide 6-inch FHD screen because watching videos and reading documents become so much more comfortable for the eyes.

2. Longer battery life

With so many social media sites and apps to connect to, you may find yourself dealing with a dead phone in the middle of the day. If you are a heavy mobile user, you will be impressed with Mate 8’s 4000mAh high-density battery. The estimated power consumption for Huawei Mate 8 –

  • Heavy mobile users: 1.65 days
  • Regular mobile users: 2.36 days
  • Talk time over a 3G network: 28 hours
  • Internet use over a 4G network: 20 hours
  • HD video play: 17 hours
  • Audio play: 98 hours

You can now enjoy a longer usage time without having to bring a bulky power bank out anymore.

3. Quick charging

Always on-the-go? 30 minutes of charging allows you to use Mate 8 (37 percent full) for a whole day of regular usage! Perfect for business associates and frequent travellers.

4. Knuckle Sense Technology

This is our favourite! Mate 8 comes with a feature called Knuckle Sense 2.0 that allows you to take a screenshot easily, simply by giving two gentle knocks on the screen with a single knuckle.

You can even take a screenshot of a long web page, document or even a whole long chunk of text messages. Simply give two knocks on the screen, followed by a ‘S’ gesture using a single knuckle and there you are, the whole context will be stitched up nicely for you into a screenshot.

That’s not all, you can record what you are doing on the screen or capture snippets of your favourite videos by giving a double knock with two knuckles on the mobile screen and activating the record button. You can easily share these snippets with your family and friends. Apps can be opened through knuckle gestures too. This is just so impressive, isn’t it?

5. Fingerprint recognition technology

With its new and improved version, the fingerprint touch technology is more accurate than before. You can even use this feature to keep your phone and documents secure, turn off alarms, take photos or even answer phone calls.

6. Camera

Mate 8 comes equipped with the all-new IMX298, Sony’s MP stackable image sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and 1/2.8 light sensor size. Expect faster and more accurate focusing, which means you can capture higher-clarity photos. A 16-megapixels main camera to capture quality photos and a 8-megapixels front-facing camera for good selfies!

7. Dual-4G SIM card Slots

Mate 8 supports two SIM card slots, which you can easily switch between two different telcos especially when you are travelling overseas. Alternatively, you can insert a SIM card and a MicroSD card in the two available slots.

8. Audio features

Mate 8 features a ‘Super Hands-Free 3.0’ technology that enables hands-free operation of the mobile in different settings – in the car, a meeting room or even in a crowded party, you can enjoy clear conversations from up to 3 meters away from the mobile.

That’s not all, the smart voice recognition function can identify your voice. You can command to answer, reject or disconnect a call without touching the screen.

Huawei Mate 8 Champagne Gold

Colour: Comes in Champagne Gold
Price: $888

By Crystal Tan.

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