Huawei Mate 8 set to launch on January 31st in Pakistan – Honor 5x will come along


After having launched globally at CES, the flagship Huawei Mate 8 is all set to launch in Pakistan, at the end of the month as reported earlier. Write down the date now, it’s January 31st.

According to our sources closed to Huawei Pakistan, the local consumers will not have to wait longer than usual as the company has prepared to launch the flagship device Huawei Mate 8 in the country on 31st of this month.

Instead of Lahore, the Mate 8 launch event is all set to be held in Karachi this time. Along with the flagship phone, the company will also launch the budget device Huawei Honor 5x .

If you were keeping an eye over Mate 8 recently, you would know that the phone cum phablet was initially launched in China earlier in December 2015. A month later, the device was launched globally at the Consumer Electronic Show this year a couple of days ago.

Local pricing detail was not shared yet as the company is still observing about it and they might be pending approval as well. We’ll update here once we get hold over it. Otherwise, Jan 31st is not too far, expect the official prices be revealed along with the launch. You might want to take a look at the specifications of both the devices below.


Huawei Mate 8 – Key Features

  • Software: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Emotion UI 4.0
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Dual SIM
  • Display:
    • 6″ IPS-NEO LCD, 1080p Display
    • 368ppi, 78% screen-to-body ratio
  • Dimensions: 80.6 mm x 157.1 mm x 7.9 mm
    • Weight: 185 grams
  • SoC: Kirin 950, 64bit, Octa Core
    • CPU: Quad-core 2.3GHz + Quad-core 1.8GHz + i5 Co-Processor (Cortex M7)
    • GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
  • Memory:
    • 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage
    • 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage (will not be available in Pakistan)
    • microSD card expansion up to 128GB
  • Camera:
    • Main: 16MP, f/2.0, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 1080p at 60fps video recording, 720p at 120fps slo-mo
    • Front: 8MP, f/2.4, 1080p at 30 fps video recording
  • Connectivity: WiFi 2.4G/5G a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, GPS/A-GPS/Glonass/BDS
  • Expected Price: PKR ~50,000/- to PKR ~65,000/-

See full specifications of Huawei Mate 8 as well as global prices.


Huawei Honor 5x – Key Features

  • Software: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Emotion UI 3.1
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Dual SIM
  • Display:
    • 5.5″ IPS LCD, 1080p display resolution
    • 401ppi, 72.2% screen-to-body ratio
  • Dimensions: 151.3 mm x 76.3 mm x 8.2 mm
    • Weight: 158 grams
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939 ), 64 bit Octa-core.
    • CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
    • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Memory:
    • 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage
    • 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage (will not be available in Pakistan)
    • microSD card expansion up to 128GB
  • Camera:
    • Main: 13MP, f/2.0, dual-LED flash, auto focus, 1080p at 30fps video recording
    • Front: 5MP, f/2.4
  • Connectivity: NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, compass
  • Colors: White, Black, Gold
  • Battery: 3,000mAh, Quick Charge
  • Expected Price: PKR ~20,000/-