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Huawei G8 unveiled with 5.5-inch 1080p screen, SD-615 and a fingerprint scanner

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Huawei G8 unveiled with 5.5-inch 1080p screen, SD-615 and a fingerprint scanner
This morning, the Huawei G8 has been unveiled. Just a couple of days ago, we told you that the phone had received its TENAA certification, and as expected, the handset is equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution screen. That produces a pixel density of 401ppi. A 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC is under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU.

Chinese manufacturers have been offering two variants of many new handsets, with consumers able to select from a pair of RAM/ROM combos. That is the case with the G8. One version offers 2GB of RAM with 16GB of native storage. The second option provides 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. Those who need additional storage will be able to do so thanks to the 64GB capacity microSD slot.

On the back of the phone is a 13MP camera with a 5MP snapper in front for selfies and video chats. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed with Huawei Emotion UI running on top. The phone supports 4G connectivity and will be available in White, Gold and Black. For security reasons, a fingerprint scanner is on board.

Huawei has released pricing information for the G8. The 2GB RAM model will cost you $370 USD while the variant with 3GB of RAM is tagged at $434 USD.

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source: Technodify

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posted on 25 Jul 2015, 12:41

1. marcusxv (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Jun 2015)

wow very over priced

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 09:09 1

17. Sovat_fc (Posts: 224; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)

Overpriced? Then, what do you think about an iPhone with 1GB of RAM at $800?

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 12:46 1

2. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)

U.S. availability? I mean, its like the best phones never release in the U.S.

It seems we stuck between a war of who can rock a iPhone or Galaxy S/Note.

Look on Twitter and you'll see iPhone 7 trending: "when you bought a iPhone 6 last month and the iPhone 7 releasing in September", " iPhone 7 said to cost 900$, airplane mode better take me on vacation ", " But the iPhone 6 just released last year."

All this so common knowledge you should know.. Pathetic, you don't even look into what you buying [big percentage of smartphone users], you get it because your friends got it(iPhone), or because its similar to the iphone(Galaxy S6), or because it's cheap or don't wanna leave your brand you've had for years.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 13:01 1

3. eman99 (Posts: 392; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

it seems the carriers here in the states have too much influence on what they want to carry instead of giving us more and more options unless these big name cellphone makers are paying for leverage

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 13:06

4. Ghost04 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 May 2014)

Huawei G7 is an excellant phone .
So, it should be great too.
But I am not sure about the camera . It uses OmniVision purecel sensor .

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 13:21

5. toyboyz (Posts: 207; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)

So that's where all the galaxy note 2 trade ins and such went to.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 13:22

6. Sharky (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)

How much does a fingerprint scanner add to the cost of a phone? I mean other than the scanner and the larger screen this is practically a P8 Lite, which is $250.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 13:28

8. legiloca (Posts: 1448; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)

Looks ugly imo

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 13:42

9. carlemillward (unregistered)

It is just $42 more than G7.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 13:51

10. carlemillward (unregistered)

But then again you could grab a Sony M4 Aqua or Samsung J7 for less.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 14:00

11. EbonyPericarp (Posts: 67; Member since: 02 May 2015)

Overpriced and under specified for a phone running Android. Let's face it; only the 3gb RAM version will stand any chance of running well, once apps are installed.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 18:19

12. Tondern (Posts: 145; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)

Another heaterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjzXlRzM6PQ

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 19:22

13. Bm888 (Posts: 516; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)

mate 7's price range. . . ikr¿

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 19:39

14. fyahking (Posts: 963; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)

No,no on the crapdragon 615! It will be laggy as heck running that processor on 1080p screen. I have the idol 3 and that thing has nothing but lag!

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:18

15. MedLEB (unregistered)

1080p is the perfect screen resolution for smartphones in my opinion (of course with a higher ppi pixel density, between 400ppi and 500ppi).

It is perfect for:
1- The looking (~5" screen Smartphones don't need a higher screen resolution to look amazing).
2- battery saving.

I think OEMs makes higher screen resolution (than 1080p) just for marketing matters, that's all.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 05:02

16. rsndetre (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jul 2015)

This is a downgrade over the last year G7 in all aspects but screen resolution.

The battery is down to 3000mAh from 3500mAh.
Although Snapdragon 615 is better on paper then 610 in fact is a worse performer. I suppose it's using a lot the lower quad part which is running at lower clock speeds then the quad in 610.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 12:58

18. Ghost04 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 May 2014)

G7 also had 3000mAh battery , not 3500mAh .

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