Mobile Phones: Huawei Mate 8
News & Reviews: Huawei Mate 8 Malaysia launch
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2016
So, Chinese telecommunication authority, TENAA has listed a new Huawei device on their website, known as the Huawei eH880, the website has revealed the front and back of the smartphone along with some tech-specs given. Here are the tech-specs shown below:
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2016
Following the launch of the Huawei P9 series in Malaysia and also in conjunction with Hari Raya, Huawei Malaysia will be hosting P9 Roadshows to allow users to experience its flagship devices. There will be exclusive promotions for on a range of Huawei devices, such as the P9 Plus, P9, Mate 8 (Standard/Premium) and the G8 at the roadshow, customers will be given the opportunity to participate in the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and stand a chance to win grand prizes like a Huawei Mate 8 Premium Edition worth RM2399 or a Harmon Kardon Earphone! Other prizes include a Starbucks gift card worth RM50, an AEON voucher worth RM20 and other exciting prizes. Below are the locations, devices and promotions offered:
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016
The Huawei Mate 8 is currently going live at KLCC Concourse for their Huawei Mate 8 Carnival. Available until 2 May 2016, the roadshow offers the recent Huawei Mate 8 trade-up program (so you can get it for less than RM300!), telco deals with Celcom, Digi and Maxis and plenty of prizes. These include a free Huawei G780 for the first 50 buyers and a Huawei ANC Earpiece for the next 50.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2016
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group was recently quoted that the next Huawei phone will have a 2K or QHD display with at least 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution. Previously, he held onto an adamant stance that no Huawei device would have a display larger than FHD or 1920 x 1080 or a camera sensor bigger than 13MP because there was no difference in quality and that it would use battery life inefficiently.
“last year I would certainly not buy a 2K device as the power consumption was high and the difference to my eyes non-existent. But now I have changed my mind and my next phone will be 2K as I like VR!” Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2016
This week, Malaysia's telcos continued to battle it out. Celcom officially announced their FIRST Platinum plan with a number of extras like their first Home Broadband offering. Maxis also went official with their updated MaxisONE plans and shared Data Pool. Not much news from the other telcos except perhaps U Mobile offering free mobile Internet for Waze users and Digi's postpaid plan for students. Tune Talk also did their Indonesian-centric Bisa Pak, signalling perhaps more "innovative features" from other telcos coming soon.
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2016
The Huawei Mate 8 is the company's latest flagship and surprisingly, the official price tag for the device is only RM2099. Even if you go for the premium version (Mate 8 Premium); the price only increases up by RM300. Featuring beautiful design (we got the Moonlight Silver version), very "beast-like" hardware performance according to our videographer and the aforementioned affordable pricing, just how good is the Mate 8? Read below to find out.
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2016
[Updated List] If you haven't heard yet, Huawei Malaysia had already released their most refined and productivity driven smartphone with the Huawei Mate 8 not too long ago. In conjunction to that, from 8 April until 30 June 2016, Huawei will be running a special trade-in program for your old smartphone to get rebates up to RM1850 to purchase the Huawei Mate 8. You can check out the rebate values below but there is a special extra RM100 rebate if you get the RM2099 priced standard Huawei Mate 8, allowing you to get the smartphone for RM249 or below RM300 on the highest rebated device in this article.
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2016
Huawei has been on a roll recently, hitting all the right notes, resulting in a net profit of 36.9 billion CNY. While there were profits from the carrier and enterprise business groups, what should be noted was a 73% rise year on year from the consumer business group (they're the ones making the Huawei Mate 8, Huawei Nexus 6P, honor 7 Enhanced, honor 7, honor 5X, Huawei MateBook and just announced Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus).
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2016
Huawei Malaysia recently released their new flagship Huawei Mate 8 smartphone. The phone has beautiful design and hardware with beast -like performance but for myself, rather buggy software. When I first get my hands on the Mate 8, I immediately fell in love with the build quality, as the aluminium back feels great in the hand.
Everything in terms of hardware features are amazing, super responsive fingerprint scanner and the Kirin 950 chipset is a beast of a performer but you can see more in the video below. The Huawei Mate 8 that we got for review is the normal version with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage which is now available in Malaysia officially at RM2099 while the market price ranges from RM 1845 - RM1945.
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016
The Huawei Mate 8 is one of the few flagships to be priced around RM2000 and even the RM2099 version packs in some premium packaging materials. Featuring tech specs that include a 16MP rear camera, 6-inch full HD display and large 4000 mAh battery, find out what else comes with the RM2099 version of the Mate 8 in our unboxing video.