Today Huawei launched two 2015 flagship devices; the Huawei P8 and the P8 Max. The devices were launched at a colorful event at the legendary Old Billingsgate in London. Huawei has clearly shown a distinctive design and experience since the P6 and continues to do so till date making the thinnest, fashionable and user friendly devices.
With the P8, Huawei is looking to continue that tradition in the new flagships with faster processors, refreshed user interfaces, better cameras and sophisticated designs.
According to Huawei, the extremely stylish P series has achieved great success around the world with global sales of the Huawei P6 totaling to 5 million units in 60 countries and the Huawei P7 surpassing 4 million sales across more than 100 countries in just six months.
Huawei mentions key selling points of the P8 as; Style and beauty in the aluminum all metal design at 6.4mm thin and still being able to pack in a 64 bit octa-core processor, a 2680mAh battery, an LTE chip, an excellent camera and ground breaking propitiatory connectivity technology. All this is topped up by their new Emotion user interface with Android 5.0 Lollipop and a host of customization to make the P8 user experience seamless and unique. Lets take a look at the Huawei P8 and P8 Max specifications, availability and price
Huawei P8 Specifications
The Huawei P8 is a 5.2″ FHD 1920 x 1080 display with a 424ppi. It’s only 6.4mm and 144g and comes in 2 colors Mystic Champagne/Titanium Grey. The Huawei P8 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with the 3.1 Emotion UI. It features a Hisilicon Kirin 930, 8-core 64bit processor with a 2.0GHz clock speed, 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM.
The P8 supports a wide range of network and connectivity options i.e. GSM, LTE TDD, LTE FDD, UMTS and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct support, BT 4.1+LE, MicroUSB (High Speed USB).
The P8 boasts of an f2.0 aperture, 13 Mega pixel main Camera with an optical image stabiliser (OIS), an RBGW sensor for good color rendering, DSLR-level Image Signal Processor and a dual color temperature flash. The front Camera is 8 Mega pixels.
The P8 also shoots 1080p video with 1080p video playback.
The P8 has a range of sensors e.g. the G-Sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass and Accelerometer
All of this is powered by a 2680mAh that Huawei claims runs 20% longer due to their energy efficient processors.
Huawei P8 Prices
The Huawei P8 16GB is being sold at 499 Euros (about Ugx 1,613,000) with the 64GB version at 599 Euros (about Ugx 2,681,000). The prices here are the recommended retail prices which may vary according to country and vendor.
Huawei P8 Max
Huawei P8 Max Specifications
The P8 Max is not very different from the P8 except for display size and a few minor details. The P8 Max has a 6.8″ 1920 x1080 FHD display with 326PPI. It’s only 6.8mm thin and 228g light. It comes in 3 colors; Luxurious Gold, Mystic Champagne and Titanium Grey.
The P8 Max runs Android 5.0(Lollipop) +Emotion UI 3.1 and also features a Hisilicon Kirin 64bit octa-core processor with 3 GB RAM, 64GB ROM expandable with Micro SD (up to 64GB)
The P8 Max has a 13 megapixels rear camera with autofocus, OIS，RGBW sensor and a dual-LED flash. The front camera has 5 megapixels
All of this is powered by a 4360mAh, Li-Po battery that Huawei says runs for about 16 hours for Video playback and about 10 hours for Wi-Fi connection/web browsing time
Huawei P8 Max Price
The Huawei P8 Max 32GB is going for 549 Euros (About Ugx 2,457,000) while the 64GB version is going for 599 Euros (about Ugx 2,681,000). The prices here are the recommended retail prices which may vary according to country and vendor.
Update1: According to sources close to Huawei Uganda, the Huawei P8 will be available in Uganda mid this year around June. Price in Uganda Shillings is not yet confirmed but it’s most likely going to be somewhere slightly below the Ugx 2 million price point.
Update 2: The Huawei Ascend P8 is going for price of Ugx 1,690,000 from Huawei Uganda which mentions that this is a “While stocks last” price. However, the Huawei P8 is going for a price of Ugx 1,700,000 from other stores such at MTN, Airtel, Africell Uganda.