Huawei P8 flagship smartphone for 2015 goes official, coming to the US with AT&T and T-Mobile friendly LTE bands
As the year progresses, more and more manufacturers are announcing their flagship phones for 2015. Today belongs to Huawei. At a special event in London, the Chinese company made official its most anticipated product of this year – the Huawei P8. The device will be coming to the US with AT&T and T-Mobile friendly LTE bands.
As the number sequence suggests, the Huawei P8 is a successor to last year’s Ascend P7, but it can also be treated as the first member of a new lineup. For the last two years Huawei released the P series phones under Ascend name. Starting with the P8, however, the moniker will be no longer used. New name aside, the P8, as you would expect, comes with significant upgrades over its predecessor.
Huawei P8 screams ‘premium’ from the moment you look at it.
The Huawei P8 features super slim, 6.4 mm design and a full-metal unibody that will be available in four color options – mystic champagne, prestige gold, titanium gray and carbon black. The device is not water-proof so you may want to be careful with it around water, but it does have special nano-coating which makes it spill-resistant.
Spec-wise, the P8 packs a 5.2-inch 1080p display and is powered by Huawei’s very own 64-bit octa-core Kirin 920 Soc. The device boasts 3GB of RAM, either 16GB or 64GB of expandable memory and a pretty impressive 2,680 mAh battery. It’s also equipped with a 13-megapixel main camera with OIS, RBGW sensor and f/2.0 lens as well as a massive 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. The operating system of choice is Android 5.0 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 skin on top.
According to the FCC filing, the US variant of the P8 will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile LTE network and will be launched some time next month. Global model of the phone will be priced at €499, that is $529, and €599, or about $635, depending which version you choose, however, US customers will be able to grab it at a cheaper price. At the moment it doesn’t look like the US version of the Huawei P8 will be very different from international version besides slightly different placement of camera flash, but we can’t confirm anything until the device is actually on sale.