Capture Light Tracks With This New Flagship

Peek at Huawei’s new flagship: the P8

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The rear camera is 13 megapixels, while the front-facing is 8 megapixels - but more importantly, Huawei designed some nifty tricks that help improve the camera, like Light Painting mode that lets you capture light tracks in the dark

Huawei just announced their new high-end device, the Huawei P8, in London (because that’s where all high-end things should be released). The handset is a solid new Android device with great specs.

It features a 5.2-inch screen with 1080 pixel resolution, with an octa-core 64-bit chipset, alongside 3GB of RAM, dual-SIM LTE and a long-lasting 2,680mAh battery.

The theme of the new year seems to be cameras though, and Huawei brought their A-game. The rear camera is 13 megapixels, while the front-facing is 8 megapixels - but more importantly, Huawei designed some nifty tricks that help improve the camera. Light Painting mode lets the user capture light tracks in the dark - which is becoming especially popular among raving millennials. Beauty enhancement mode ensures the subject will be at their very best. Director mode for video allows you to link three phones into one video for a multi-angle video.

Impressively, all this capacity is managed on an incredibly thin, 6.4mm smartphone (where the iPhone 6 is a wider 6.9mm) that has an elegant design.

Basically, this device has been specifically created for those Android lovers that are seeking a super serious camera that can handle everything the dark throws at them, but they don’t want to buy a ridiculously priced Galaxy.

For those who believe bigger is always better, Huawei was looking out for you as well - the P8max is a massive 6.8-inch variant.

For those who believe bigger is always better, Huawei was looking out for you as well - the P8max is a massive 6.8-inch variant. I’m not even sure we can still consider this a phablet, by the way - it’s just a tablet, at this point. Aside from the size, though, the specs are pretty much the same, except the P8max has a whopping 4,360mAh battery and a front-facing 5 megapixel camera, instead an of 8 megapixel. The smartphone is still incredibly thin - at 6.8mm (so yes, still thinner than the iPhone 6).

Both devices will be available in silver, gray, black and gold, and both will have two variants, standard and premium. Premium phones will have more internal memory, 64GB rather than the smaller 15GB. The standard P8 will cost €499 (£360 or $531), and the premium is priced at €599 (£430 or $637). Whereas the standard P8max is priced at  €549 (£393 or $583), the premium will go for €649 (£465 or $690).

All phones are now currently available in more 30 countries worldwide including China, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and the UK. There’s still no confirmation that the handset will be released in the US.