Huawei Mate 8 launches in Southeast Asia

Photo CaptionHuawei Consumer Business Group launched its 2 latest flagship smartphones- Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei GR5 in Southeast Asia. The launch event took place in Bangkok, with over 500 guests from 11 markets and Huawei brand ambassadors: Myanmar famous film star Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi, Thailand actors Teeradetch “Alek” Metawarayut and Ananda Everingham invited to experience the extraordinary technology featured in latest Huawei devices.

Mr. Thomas Liu, President, Southeast Asia, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “Huawei experienced a record-breaking 2015 with 70% revenue increase year-over-year giving SEA a strong platform to grow. Our revenues exceeded 20 billion dollars in 2015, as we shipped 108 million smartphones globally. We are now is one of the world’s top three smartphone brand.”

With the fast growing performance in global, Huawei is pursuing a consolidated product offering to ensuring every product is the best option for each market segment. To cater different consumers, The Huawei Mate 8, a new benchmark of amazing performance and long battery life which delivered “the new style of Business” concept ideal for today’s on-the-go professional. Another hero product- Huawei GR5, is the latest in its G series of smartphones with smarter fingerprint ID technology, superb camera and extraordinary screen which special designs for young generation.

Featuring groundbreaking hardware, the Mate 8 is the first smartphone to run the Kirin 950 chipset, with CPU boosting power up 100 percent, GPU performance up 125 percent, and power efficiency up 70 percent vs. the Kirin 925. The device’s architecture balances energy efficiency with high-end performance through 4 x A72 2.3 GHz processors and 4 x A53 1.8 GHz processors.

Equipped with a 4000mAh high-density battery, the Mate 8 delivers industry-leading power efficiency offering over two days of normal usage. And with rapid charging technology, the phone is able to charge a day’s worth of power in just 30 minutes, which is 105 percent faster than the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. In fact, regular users can go without charging their phone for 2.36 days, and heavy users can go without charging for 1.65 days. The Mate 8 also features an advanced six-layer thermal mechanics, which allows higher heat dissipation leading to an excellent holding experience and lower power consumption.

The Mate 8 features a refined, elegant design that highlights its beautiful 6-inch high contrast display. With a leading 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, the phone is able to stay sleek and compact without sacrificing a desired large display. The 2.5D curved diamond cut glass and aerospace grade aluminium metal are joined seamlessly, giving the device a sleek blend of beauty and practicality.

The Huawei Mate 8 introduces a new generation of fingerprint security with enhanced protection technology. The circular fingerprint sensor improves the effective identification area by 10 percent. In addition, the fingerprint friction ridge matching has three levels of security, providing higher protection for users. The new sensor design also increases the unlock speed by 100%.

Running on Huawei’s EMUI 4.0, based on Android Marshmallow 6.0, the Huawei Mate 8 offers hundreds of user experience tweaks and improvements, including a built-in automatic defragmentation service that continues optimizing system performance.

The Mate 8 supports global connectivity and more bands than any other dual-SIM phone, including 4 2G bands, 9 3G bands and 18 4G bands in 217 countries and regions with 1,334 operator settings. This makes it the perfect device for the global business traveller.

The Huawei GR5 delivers advanced second generation fingerprint identification, giving instant access and advanced function control to the device that is quicker, smarter and safer than ever. It works with wet or dry fingers from any angle using 360-degree identification, making it easy and convenient to use at any time.

Using the advanced fingerprint ID, the smartphone unlocks in just 0.5 seconds, to not only reveal the screen, answer a call or silence an alarm but also provide instant access to the camera, enabling users to take a quick picture.

The Huawei Mate 8 and GR5 will be available in 10 markets including: Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.


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