Huawei launches flagship P8 smartphone

Boasting a 13MP camera, metal body, and super-fast octa-core CPU, the P8 confirms the Chinese manufactuer is a premuim player to rival the Galaxy S6

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The product in question is the eighth iteration of Huawei’s P series and boasts a 5.2-in screen with a resolution of 1920×1080, which is not far off higher priced flagship models.

Huawei, P8, smartphone, China, Chinese, Old Billingsgate, launchIt’s remarkably thin at just 6.4mm but still houses a fairly decent 2,680mAh battery and a Kirin 930 octa-core 64-bit processor,which Huawei says improves performance by around 20 per cent compared to phones with similar battery life.

It sports a triple-layer shark-gill design to make it more resistant to damage as well as a steel back cover.

Huawei has made a big thing of the P8’s camera and it sounds pretty good. It still houses a 13MP rear-facing camera but Huawei claims it is improved on the previous model and uses OIS for less blurry images and it also employs the world’s first four-colour RGBW sensor, improving low-light photography.

The Huawei P8 will be available in over 30 countries including the UK for €499 (£360).

What do you think of the P8? Are you considering getting one when it is released? Let us know.

One of the phones the Huwaei P8 has in its sights is the HTC One (M9) and you can read our in-depth review in Android magazine issue 50, which is out now.