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Huawei unveils its Ascend P8, alongside the P8max - a 6.8-inch phablet that's just 6.8mm-thick

Huawei has unveiled its new flagship Ascend P8 smartphone at an event held in London. The Ascend P8 aims to pick up where the Ascend P7 left off, offering premium specs in a slim, stylish metal unibody.

Key specs of the Ascend P8 include:

  • 5.2 inch Full HD 1080p screen (~424 ppi pixel density)
  • Metal unibody build, 6.4 mm thick
  • 64-bit octa-core Kirin 935 chipset (4 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A53, 4 x 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 processors)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage, expandable by up to 128GB through microSD
  • 13MP rear camera, dual-LED two-tone flash, Optical Image Stabilisation
  • Camera features: Time Lapse, Light Painting, Director Mode, Beauty Level
  • 8MP front camera
  • 2680 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi n/ac
  • LTE Cat 6 (300Mbps download, 100Mbps upload)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop, Huawei EMUI v3.1
  • Colors: Titanium Grey, Mystic Champagne, Prestige Gold, Carbon Black

The Ascend P8 will go on sale later this month in the UK and Europe but so far, Huawei hasn't announced plans to bring it to the USA. The company hasn't confirmed a price but it's expected to cost around €500 before taxes and subsidies.

Alongside the P8, Huawei also announced the P8max, which features a huge 6.8-inch Full HD display, and a generous 4360mAh battery, squeezed into a sleek body that's just 6.8mm-thick. Two versions will be offered: the standard P8max will cost €549, while a 'premium' model will cost €649.

You can check out our hands-on review of the P8 and the larger than life P8max here.

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