News & Reviews: Huawei Mate 8
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2016
The recently launched Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei Mate 8 Premium offer premium full metal looks and design with top-notch features from RM2099 to RM2399 inclusive of GST. In addition, Huawei Mobile Malaysia are also including a number of promotions which includes a personalized free engraving service if you buy the smartphones off of VMALL.my with delivery starting today.
If you'd rather go in person, there will be an exclusive launch promotion at their KLCC Huawei Flagship store tomorrow on 11 March 2016 at 1.08pm. The first 88 buyers will get the Huawei Talkband B2 Elite worth RM668 for free. All prices are already inclusive of 6% GST so what you see is what you get.
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016
Not only the Huawei Mate 8 has finally arrived in Malaysia (8 March), but the MediaPad M2 10.0,Huawei Watch Elegant and Jewel version, and a Nexus 6P Gold Edition made their appearance at the event as well. We got some hands-on videos so check them out below!
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016
Huawei Malaysia have just announced that they have brought in both variants of the Huawei Mate 8 with the 3GB RAM Huawei Mate 8 and 4GB RAM Huawei Mate 8 Premium for value busting prices of RM2099 and RM2399 respectively. They also announced the Huawei Nexus 6P Gold Edition, Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 and Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant for Malaysia. The Mate 8 smartphones will be available from 11 March 2016 at VMALL.my and Lazada, but sales will start today on 8 March 2016. Telco partners for the Mate 8 include Celcom, Digi, Maxis and RedOne for now.
- Huawei Mate 8 Standard (available in Moonlight Silver and Space Grey) ~ RM2099
- Huawei Mate 8 Premium (available in Champagne Gold and Mocha Brown) ~ RM2399
- Huawei Nexus 6P Gold Edition ~ RM2698
- Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 ~ RM1299 to RM1999
- Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant ~ RM2299 / RM1999
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2016
This MWC 2016, Huawei have announced their rumoured Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 tablet notebook. Powered by a 6th Gen Intel Core m processor and Windows 10, the aluminum unibody device is a thin 6.9mm with a compact 110g pocket charger. The 12-inch display tablet slots out of the super thin Surface like keyboard complete with touchpad (that is also spill proof and over-current protected) and folio case and is surprisingly lightweight at 610g.
Aimed squarely at the business user it also has the world's first side single-touch fingerprint sensor and the MatePen stylus which also has a built-in laser pointer. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but Huawei say that it will be coming worldwide soon. The MateBook with Intel Core M3 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage will be priced from $699 (RM2941) while the keyboard case will go from $129 (RM542). The MatePen will be priced from $59 (RM247) but you can get it with a headset in a bundle called MateDock for $89 (RM373). In the meantime, you can check the full tech specs, images and video in this article.
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2016
After a global launch last month it looks like the Huawei Mate 8 will be officially coming to Malaysia on 8 March 2012. The 6-inch phablet sports the latest Huawei Kirin 950 processor and a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization but there is still no news whether we'll be getting the version with 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM.
No pricing details yet but the Mate 8 is currently going from 599 euros (RM2831) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage version and 699 euros (RM3303) for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage version. At its initial launch the three variants costs were the 3GB + 32 GB model for CNY 2999 (RM1985.09), 4GB + 64GB for CNY 3699 (RM2448.43) and 4GB + 128GB for CNY 4399 (RM2911.78).
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2016
Apart from the Huawei Mate 8 and other CES 2016 announcements, Huawei also revealed that they managed to ship 108 million smartphones for 2015, gaining the #3 position in the global smartphone market and the top smartphone position in China. Revenues were more than $20 billion for 2015, almost a 70 percent increase over 2014.
Huawei attributes this success to continuous collaborations made with other top brands such as Google (resulting in the Huawei Nexus 6P), Swarovski (resulting in new Huawei Watch designs) and Harmon Kardon (resulting in the MediaPad M2 tablets). Here in Malaysia, Huawei not only rolled out the Nexus 6P, Mate S and Honor 7 but also started off their Smart City solution. According to Huawei, 2016 will involve more collaborations, building upon the momentum of their achievements in 2015.
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2016
Huawei recently announced the global launch of the Huawei Mate 8 globally at CES 2016. Featuring tech specs that include the latest Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor, the Mate 8 ups the ante from its previous devices (Huawei Nexus 6P and Huawei Mate S) by also including a 6-inch display, 16MP rear camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and phase detection autofocus with a 4000 mAh battery. You can see the full tech spec comparison with our comparison tool but it looks like with the global launch the Mate 8 could soon be coming to Malaysia (further supported by a poster from Huawei Device APAC of the Mate 8).
No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but the Mate 8 is currently going from 599 euros (RM2831) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage version and 699 euros (RM3303) for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage version. At its initial launch the three variants costs were the 3GB + 32 GB model for CNY 2999 (RM1985.09), 4GB + 64GB for CNY 3699 (RM2448.43) and 4GB + 128GB for CNY 4399 (RM2911.78).
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2016
CES 2016 will start soon on 6 January in Las Vegas, and Huawei will be holding a press conference. At the same time, they also teased us with three new image teasers in their Facebook page. What will they present? Could it be the new Huawei P9? Or something related to the Huawei Mate 8 as according to their Facebook page?
We have already confirmed that the Mate 8 is official, and looking at the tech specs it sports a Huawei Kirin 950, supported by quad Cortex A72 cores (2.3GHz) and quad Cortex A53 cores (1.8GHz), and a 3GB/4GB RAM. This seems to fit “power and efficiency” very well. As for the “rhythm and entertainment”, it seems to suggest they will show us a new tablet; and the last teaser looks like a new Huawei Watch.
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2015
Finally, after many weeks of teasing the Huawei Mate 8 has been officially unveiled and it is a fullmetal phablet with three types of pricing. The three variant costs are a 3GB + 32 GB model for CNY 2999 (RM1985.09), 4GB + 64GB for CNY 3699 (RM2448.43) and 4GB + 128GB for CNY 4399 (RM2911.78). It packs some serious tech specs too:-
- TSMC’s based Kirin 950, quad Cortex A72 cores (2.3GHz) and quad Cortex A53 cores (1.8GHz)
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB/128GB storage (microSD card not known)
- 6-inch screen with FHD 1920 x 1080p resolution
- Sony IMX298 16MP main camera and 8MP selfie snapper
- Dual-SIM slots
- VoLTE, 4G support and NFC.
- Fingerprint sensor, Knuckle Touch 2.0, Split Screen multi-tasking
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 4000 mAh battery
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2015
We are just a day away from Huawei’s official launch of Huawei Mate 8, and there are some leaked images of how the Mate 8 would look like. We did a speculated report on this about two weeks ago, and it looks identical with the new leaked images.
So what can we expect from Mate 8? Well, a full metal body that’s for sure; seeing how shiny it is. Huawei might also offer different colour options for the customers on their taste preference, the model screen display looks like it could be bigger than 6-inch and the fingerprint sensor is just below the main camera unit.