Huawei Mate 8 launched in South Africa

The Huawei Mate 8 has launched in South Africa and will be available from Vodacom from 8 April 2016.

It has a recommended retail price of R12,999 and will be available on contract from R579 on Vodacom, and R599 elsewhere.

The Mate 8 in SA will feature 32GB of internal storage, 3GB RAM, and come in both single SIM and dual-SIM variants.

It features a 6-inch 1080p display, and will run on the Huawei Kirin 950 chipset – which has four A72 2.3GHz processor cores, and four A53 1.8GHz cores.

The Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Huawei’s EMUI 4.0, and includes the new i5 co-processor for speech recognition.

Huawei also promised power savings that will extend the battery life of the Mate 8.

Specifications Huawei Mate 8
Dimensions 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight 185g
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow, EMUI 4.0
Display 6-inch IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen 1080p (1,080 x 1,920)
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 8MP
Storage, internal 32GB
RAM 3GB
Processor Quad-core 2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex A53
Battery Li-Po 4,000mAh

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