Huawei Mate 8 global release news and price
The flagship Huawei Mate 8 was announced for China in November and the company stated that news would be given for availability elsewhere at CES 2016. The event is now underway in Las Vegas, and sure enough we now have Huawei Mate 8 global release news and the price.
The Mate 8 has an attractive metal build and some impressive specs, so there may have been plenty of potential buyers waiting for further news on the phone. Huawei has now given more details and said that the phone will arrive for sale first in the following countries – Australia, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the UAE.
Two storage variants of the Huawei Mate 8 will be offered outside China. One has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage while the other has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The company has announced that the Huawei Mate 8 price for the 3GB version will be â‚¬599 while the 4GB variant will be â‚¬699. Those prices are rather more than the initial pricing for China suggested (see launch article with specs). The phone will be on sale in four color choices, Mocha Brown, Champagne Gold, Space Gray, and Moonlight Silver.
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Interested buyers in the US may be alarmed to see that the Mate 8 is not in the first wave of countries that will receive the phone for sale. This is despite rumors that the Huawei Mate 8 would release in the US in the early part of this year alongside the Honor 5X. That said, in the last day or so the Huawei GX8 and Honor 5X have both been made official for the US, and we still expect the Mate 8 to arrive stateside at some point.
Have you been hoping to get your hands on the Huawei Mate 8? If so, does your country appear on the above list where the phone will release first?