Huawei announces the P8 and P8max

On March 19, Huawei confirmed that an April 15 event would shed some light on a new smartphone, while at the same time a “P8 prototype” began to make the rounds, showcasing what was believed to be the company’s newest Android-based smartphone.

Sure enough, both of those things came true today, as Huawei has officially announced the P8, a premium smartphone with an all-metal, unibody construction and a 1080p HD display that measures in at 5.2 inches. At the unveiling, Huawei also took some time to talk about the P8′s camera, focusing on the 13-megapixel shooter and its array of technology, saying that a camera is “more than megapixels.” Huawei says its camera will offer reduced color noise in low-light situations and also higher brightness in high contrast areas. Optical image stabilization and face detection are included for good measure.

The other specs include a Kirin 930 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, an 8MP front-facing shooter, and a battery measured in at 2680mAh. It also features dual SIM support and will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box.

As it stands, a U.S.-based launch isn’t planned, but the P8 will be showing up in 30 other countries, including the UK, China, Mexico, UAE and others. It will come in two models: a standard variant that will cost €499 (about $529 USD), and the premium model, which will run €599 ($635 USD).

But, if you want bigger, Huawei also announced the P8max, which features a gigantic 6.8-inch 1920×1080 display along with a beefy 4360mAh battery. It features a similar 13-megapixel camera on the back, and will retail in 30 countries for €549 ($581 USD).

What do you think of the P8 and P8max?

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