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

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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P8max
  • Display 6.8" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4360 mAh

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13 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Very nice numbers, I expected Xiaomi to surpass Huawei by now. Looks like Huawei is not going down without a fight.

9. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Huawei is not going down, is going up .. Xiaomi just might be going up faster .. ;)

11. Simona unregistered

Xiaomi ?? pleeaae .. worst messy company ... NO even ONE proper phone they released !

2. kabiluddin

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Huawei's phones are extremely $hitty. Their phones are ultra laggy. Even their flagship phones lags like hell. Only thing good about their phones is their design which they shameless copy from Sony/HTC/Apple. Xiaomi's phones are miles better than their phones. I guess aggressive marketing is working like a charm from them. Such a pity. People needs to know which one is better and which one is not.

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Well design is the most important factor it seems and Huawei has that. The North American versions will apparently use Qualcomm chips, so we shall see if that improves the performance. I never owned a China brand phone but I was tempted by the P7 and P8 and never by any Xiaomi phone.

4. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You mean that Xiaomi that has no reach except in couple of countries, that release like 2 or 3 phones per year, and that has lost its old marketing trick because of countless manufactures offering same specs and price as Xiaomi ?

5. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

May be lag is true for lower end devices (All lower end devices lag regardless of the manufacturer) but Huawei's higher end devices are working like a calm. I have a Mate 7 which runs very smooth. No sign of lag. So your claim about lag in their flagship phone is a pure lie.

12. Simona unregistered

YOU are proper IDIOTISH TROLL ! GTHFO you are $hitty

13. Simona unregistered

oh yeah xiaomi doesn't copy iphone 5c right ? or iphone 5 right ?

6. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Had the mate 7. Design was 2nd to nobody. However it was laggy, even simple Web browsing. The other issue is their stated battery sizes. Either A it's so poorly optimized or B, their stated battery sizes is BS.

7. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Good news from Xiaomi and Huawei... Sell some phones in the US now. How about that?

8. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

I know they were doing well but not this well, no wonder they coulkd the p8 @ that price (very nice phone series, I like the p8 lite @ $250 its a good deal)

14. cookie_cutter

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Huawei = Beauty without the Brains. s**tty GPU as always. Its a flagship with a gpu that is the worst even compared to SD800. No way im gonna do the same mistake i did when i bought the mediapad X1.

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