Huawei at its IFA 2015 event in Berlin launched the new Mate S smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer alongside also revealed the new G8 smartphone.
Huawei has announced that the new G8 will be available in several markets starting this month at a recommended retail price of EUR 399 (approximately Rs. 30,000). Some of the markets where theHuawei G8 will be available include China, Egypt, Germany, Malaysia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and United Kingdom among others.
The new G8 smartphone will be available in Dark Silver, Gold, and White colours. For specifications, the Huawei G8 comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display and features a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass. The handset features an all metal body, a highlight of the G8.
Another highlight is the fingerprint scanner at the back of the handset. Huawei notes that the G8 smartphone sports Fingerprint Sense 2.0. The dual-SIM handset supports 4G LTE on both the SIM cards.
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with sapphire protection around the sensor. The rear camera also features built-in OIS, RGBW sensor, ISP Foodie mode, and makeup mode. Under the hood, the Huawei G8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and comes with 32GB inbuilt storage. It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB).
Running Android 5.1 Lollipop with Emotion UI skin on top, the handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery.
The Huawei Mate S, on the other hand, also launched at IFA 2015, is the first smartphone featuring Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press.