The Huawei Mate 8 is all set to make an entry to the American market. The phone has passed one of the barriers successfully and has received FCC certification. As per the certification, the Mate 8 phone bears the model number NXT-L09. It does not reveal any other information or images of the phone except for the location of the label at the back of the phone and results for some of the WiFi tests that were conducted at 5G speed.
Since the certification has been given to the Mate 8, you can expect it to get launched in the USA sometime soon, most probably after CES 2016. The phone was earlier launched in China and comes in three main variants: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 4GB RAM with 128GB storage. Each of the variants supports further storage expansion up to 128GB.
As for other specifications, the Mate 8 features a 6-inch Full HD display. Under the hood, it houses the latest octa-core 2.3GHz Kirin 950 chipset with Mali T-880 MP4 GPU. The phone managed to score an amazing 94250 on AnTuTu benchmark. It sports a 16MP rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and optical image stabilization. On the front, it has an 8MP camera with Sony IMX179 sensor. The whole package is powered by a 4000mAh battery. It has a fingerprint scanner at the back and ships with EMUI 4.0 based on Android Marshmallow.
The pricing of the phone is expected to be as follows:
- 3GB RAM/32GB storage: $580.
- 4GB RAM/64GB storage: $590
- 4GB RAM/128GB storage: $1079
So, what do you think of the Huawei Mate 8? Would you be buying the phone once it is available in the USA? Share you thoughts with us using the comments section below.