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Huawei ships 50 million handsets for the first half of the year, prices the Huawei P8max (UPDATE)

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For the first half of this year, Huawei shipped 50 million handsets. That is a 46% improvement over last year's first half shipments of 34.27 million units. Revenue for the first half of 2015 amounted to $6.9 billion USD. One of the handsets that the company hopes will be a positive impact on second half shipments, the Huawei P8max, has been priced today at the equivalent of $610 USD.

The Huawei P8max, which was briefly unveiled in April along with the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 lite, features a massive 6.8-inch screen carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The 64-bit Kirin 930 SoC is under the hood, featuring an octa-core 2GHz CPU and the Mali-T628 MP4 GPU. There will be 3GB of RAM inside along with a huge 4360mAh battery that offers more than 2 days of normal usage between charges. Thanks to the size of the screen, including a huge battery inside the phone didn't force Huawei to make the device thick. In fact, the P8max is quite svelte at 6.8mm thin.

A teaser for the device shows a June 26th release date for the phone, and also reveals an accessory similar to HTC's Dot View case. Can you see yourself pulling this huge handset out of your pocket, or holding the P8max up to your ear to make a call?

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source: mobile-dad (translate)

UPDATE: The pricing for the Huawei P8max listed above is for the China Mobile and China Unicom versions of the phablet. In addition, the June 26th launch date covers carrier models only.

source: Mobipicker

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