Huawei Mate 8 Looks Like A Tablet. See Specs & Features

With the success of the Huawei Mate 7 the company went further to throw in another awesome flash-tip – Huawei Mate 8 which features a humongous Full-HD display. The latest Huawei Mate 8 also adds in more RAM than the Mate 7 so as to give you a faster performance.


In terms of form-factor the Huawei Mate 8 is nothing different from its elder brother, the Mate 7 but you may notice a slight difference in weight. In terms of  its size, the Huawei Mate 8 is slightly heavy  at a thickness of 7.9 millimetres and weight of about 185 grams.


The Huawei Mate 8 also comes loaded with  a massive 6-inch display with 2.5D curved glass and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. With a pixel density of 367 ppi, the screen on this tablet of a phone should deliver enjoyable viewing considering it is based on IPS LCD technology, although the pixel count is not the best in this range.


  • Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), UI 4.0
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor, 2.3 quad-core & 1.8GHz quad-core (HiSilicon Kirin 950)
  • GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
  • Memory: 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, Mocha Brown
  • Dimension: 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 185 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.0-inch IPS Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4


  • Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, OIS, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB or 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB (SIM2 slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0, USB Host


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: To be Confirmed
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with Dedicated Mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4000 mAh Non Removable Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time: up to 528 hours
  • Fast Charging: Yes, Charge to 37% in 30 minutes


As at the time of this post, Huawei Mate 8 is not yet in Nigeria. When it finally arrives the price should be around N120,000

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