Huawei Mate 8 price unveiled: the handset won't be cheap

Huawei Mate 8 price unveiled: the handset won't be cheap
Huawei today announced that it's launching its Mate 8 smartphone internationally, and we now know how much the device is going to cost, and exactly where we'll be able to buy it.

Unfortunately, the US isn't among the first wave of countries that will get the Huawei Mate 8 (though the handset should be available stateside sometime later this year).

Here are the markets where the metal-made device will be released first, listed in alphabetical order: Australia, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the UAE.

The Mate 8 is more expensive than initially believed: the model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory costs €599, while the model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space is priced at €699. We assume that US prices will be set at $599 and $699, respectively.

Customers will be able to find the Mate 8 in four color variants: moonlight silver, champagne gold, mocha brown, and space gray (yes, Huawei is using the same color name that Apple's been using for quite some time now to describe its gray iPhones and iPads). In case you need a refresher on what the new Huawei device is offering, check out our Mate 8 specs page. And let us know if you're planning to buy the handset, okay?


source: Huawei (Twitter)

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Mate 8
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Good luck with those prices

7. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Phablet with amazing design and solid performance for the price of regular flagships? They don't even need luck.

13. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I can forgive the price since they won't force people to buy the higher storage model because of the extra sd slot. Since my 128gb sd card is a year old, it's like adding a free accessory if I'm going to buy the mate 8.

2. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

chinese phones are expensive if they properly pay for patents.

3. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

With those prices? Not my problem anyway, I'll be getting the s7 edge.

4. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Hope it comes with Mali-T628...

5. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Way too expensive. Direct competition at lower price and world class optimized software Nexus 6P Moto and X Style. There might be others but these 2 came first to my head.

14. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

One of the best selling phones thru online shopping in my country today is xperia z5 premium. You'll never know if mate 8 will appeal to the masses or not.

6. Ilikkaman

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I like it. Nice phone but...s7 better.

8. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

GPU will be weak sauce.

9. xxCearxx

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

First time I see the name of my country in a article U_U (Costa Rica)

10. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That brown color is nice.

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Gold color... so gorgeous.

12. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

$600 and $700? Still cheaper than apple if you consider the technology used.

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