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Huawei P8 sells out on launch day (in China)

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Huawei P8 sells out on launch day (in China)

While the Huawei P8 won't be released around the world before May, today the handset was launched in China, Huawei's home country. It looks like Chinese customers really like the new smartphone, as this is already sold out. The P8 was made available via Vmall, Huawei's own online shop, costing 3,588 CNY (about $579), and Huawei is likely already getting ready to refill stocks.  

Once it reaches Europe, the P8 will cost €499. We assume its price for the US market should be around $500 (that is, of course, if it's going to be launched Stateside).

At 6.4 mm, the Huawei P8 is thinner than both the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. The handset has an all-metal construction, and, due to the fact that it sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, it's a bit larger than last year's Huawei P7 (which has a 5-inch 1080p screen).

Running Android 5.0 Lollipop with Huawei's EMUI 3.1 on top, the P8 is powered by an octa-core 2 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 930 processor. Other features include a 13 MP rear camera with OIS, an 8 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space, and a 2680 mAh battery. You can take a closer look at the new smartphone by checking out our Huawei P8 unboxing (video included).

source: Vmall (translated)

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posted on 23 Apr 2015, 22:00 1

1. TechNeck (Posts: 280; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

Well there's a next time....
(Sits in a corner and sobs)

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 22:11

3. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

A combination of Sony, HTC and apple design.

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 00:20

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

But its a good design and I like it but priced li'l bit higher.

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 01:58 3

12. Simona (unregistered)

An u annoying ppl like this person!
STOP saying what is smartphone look like
U ar MOST boring TROLLS !!!

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 22:09

2. waddup121 (unregistered)

Not even surprised the SLIGHTEST BIT. This phone is hella good. @TechNeck I agree with you man. When things bite the dust a little too quickly

I watched a full review, and to say that the phone's great despite having some issues with the software (the touch gestures is one of them) and the rather subpar battery life due to the slim profile. Otherwise, the phone's great.

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 22:13

4. BLSEOTB (Posts: 334; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)

This phone is going to be so underated because of its name.

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 22:19 1

5. quintessential (Posts: 76; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)

Considering that Huawei took an entire year just to sell 4 Million P7s in Europe, this 'sold-out' tag for the P8 is nothing but marketing hype.

And we all know the main contributor of sales for Huawei is the lower and mid-tier range. They should just stick to making quality low and mid-range phones. The upper tier is cut-throat. Look at what happened to Motorola, Sony and HTC when they chose to focus only on high-end models in the past.

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 01:04 1

10. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

Huawei's got deep pockets to burn so let them take the risk. It's also good that people will see other premium device aside from Apple and Samsung. If you will only let few players in the upper market, this will dissolve competition and it's no fun for people to have limited choices for their money.

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 01:59

13. Simona (unregistered)

Huawei is different..
They wont end up like htc sony or motorola..
They just STARTING!

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 22:44

6. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

PA, your Huawei P8 specs list says that it don't have micro sd slot and built in-storage should be 16/64gb. I believe this should be corrected as to make your list more reliable.


posted on 24 Apr 2015, 02:01

14. Simona (unregistered)

Yeah I emailed them and u know what they told me ??
They told me CRAP LIES that they received version without SC card slot :-DDDD
Bunch of liars are they?

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 04:09

15. JohnK (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)

There will be also a version with single sim. So maybe they told you about this.

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 04:20

16. Simona (unregistered)

If it is single sim huawei ALWAYS DO single sim slot but along with sd slot..
Now they combining second slot with nano or micro sim with micro sd..
I have mate7 L09 which is single sim but I have sd card slot as well..
And plus, al these presentation phoes been sold out so Parena got one and EVERYBODY has it with sd card slot JUST Parena doesn't ?
That is well strange..

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 23:39 1

7. TechNeck (Posts: 280; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

By the way, I haven't been able to get the N1 yet. And it's been a while...

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 00:01

8. Nathillien (unregistered)

Isnt it strange that whenever a company is using the "we sold out the stock" phraze, they never release any numbers of how many they sold. Xiaomi, Huawei, Apple.
Do they think people fall for it?

posted on 24 Apr 2015, 01:52

11. Chuck007 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

Sold out? How many units were the initial batch?

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 09:14

17. Zanatech (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Apr 2015)

i like p7 and p8

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