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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Huawei Emotion UI

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