Huawei P8: Specs Revealed
Huawei isn’t a newcomer to the mobile industry. It’s been aggressively producing and releasing mobile handsets over the past few years in hopes of achieving the same level of success as Samsung, HTC and Apple. Up until now, though, the smartphone maker has failed to gain any notable footing in the highly competitive mobile industry, with its handsets falling short in terms of sales. But this could change with the company’s new P8 device, as it delivers a near-perfect blend of style, performance and versatility.
Aside from it’s aluminum body case (as seen in the photo to the right), the Huawei P9 looks strikingly similar to the Apple iPhone 6. Both devices are roughly the same size and shape, with subtle nuances like the aluminum body distinguishing the P9 from its counterpart. In any case, there’s no denying the fact that Huawei at least “borrowed” some design ideas from the iPhone 6.
But let’s talk about what really matters: the specs. The P9 is the fastest and most powerful device in Huawei’s lineup, featuring a brilliant 5.2-inch full-HD display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 13-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel secondary “selfie” camera, a 2GHz/1.5GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of random access memory (RAM), a 2,680 mAh battery, and 16GB of internal storage space — upgradable through the use of a MicroSD card.
Unfortunately, though, there’s no app drawer on the Huawei P9, which could be a deal-breaker for some users. While the device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, it also runs the company’s signature Emotion User Interface (EUI), changing certain elements like the app drawer.
“The biggest of these is the lack of an apps drawer,” wrote the folks at Mashable. “Just like the iPhone, the P8 has all the apps spread on homescreens and in app folders. Searching for something is just like on iPhone, too: Swipe down from the middle of the screen. Swiping up from the bottom of a locked screen brings up basic functions like a flashlight, music controls, camera and airplane mode, just like on the iPhone’s Control Center. You get the drift.”
The Huawei P9 is currently available in more than 30 countries, with the U.S. not being one of them. It’s being sold contract-free for approximately the equivalent of $531.
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