Metal-made Huawei G8 will be launched this month, fingerprint scanner in tow

Metal-made Huawei G8 will be launched this month, fingerprint scanner in tow
Huawei first presented the G8 smartphone back in June, though, at the time, it didn't say anything regarding its launch date. Well, today, at IFA 2015, after announcing the Mate S, Huawei unveiled that the G8 will be available starting later this month (September).

For the beginning, the G8 will be released in many European markets (including the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy), as well as in Australia and South East Asia. The new smartphone will carry a recommended retail price of €399 (about $447), and customers should be able to buy it in three color variants: dark silver, gold, and white.

The Huawei G8 runs Android Lollipop with Huawei's Emotion UI on top, and is an upper-mid-range device that's made out of metal and sports a 5.5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels. Powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, the G8 has a fingerprint scanner on the back, just below its 13 MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization. Other features include a 5 MP front-facing camera, LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3000 mAh battery. Is anyone here planning to buy this new Huawei device?

sources: Huawei, Twitter

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

why not the states

7. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

And why not the great Galaxy A8 with full metal body and great fingerprint scanner, ultra power saving mode, no fugly plastic inserts on the back......

8. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

No hope for this with the software load. Hopefully now that Huawei is making a Nexus they'll learn.

2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Huawei p8,p8 lite, p8 max, mate 's ,G8 & Huawei nexus .....Wat next? confusion galore, I think all oems should concentrate on a specific line and target of production or just a low, middle and high end 3 devices, there's too much competition and hence high cost of producing many devices and minimal profits , at the same time poor device software updates and mgt coz of split concentration.

5. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Not really. P8 - 5.2" premium line up P8 lite - 5" budget line up P8max - 6.8" phablet premium line up Mate S - 5.5 inch phablet premium line up G8 - 5.5" phablet budget line up

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The fingerprint scanner is soon to be standard on all high and smartphones, and it's about time

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

That's one nice looking device :)

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

UI look like crap

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