Huawei has announced three ‘P8’ devices this year, the Huawei P8, P8Max and P8 Lite. All three of these devices are very similar in terms of the design, but sport different internals and are different in terms of sheer size. The Huawei P8 is the company’s flagship, the P8 Lite is a mid-range offering, and the P8Max is their high-end phablet. This thing actually sports a 6.8-inch display, which makes it really huge, almost a tablet really. The device has been listed for purchase in China recently, but it has been available for pre-order for quite some time now (it was announced back in April). That being said, Huawei has shared some numbers with the public, read on.
The Huawei P8Max actually costs 3,788 Yuan, which is not exactly cheap. Having that in mind, this is a flagship device from Huawei, and the pricing isn’t exactly that surprising. Anyhow, according to Zhu Ping, the President of Huawei’s Consumers Business unit, Huawei managed to ship over 10 million P8Max units in May. Very few people could have predicted something like this, but it seems like there’s a high demand for premium phablets in China. Mr. Ping has also added that the price is not an issue for consumers, as long as the device offers them what they need. As a side note, Huawei has managed to ship over 50 million smartphones in the first half of 2015, which is very impressive.
The Huawei P8Max sports a 6.8-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD card). This phablet is fueled by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 935 octa-core SoC, and a non-removable 4,360mAh battery is available on the inside. The 13-megapixel OIS camera is located on the back of this device, and is flanked by a dual-LED, dual tone flash. The 5-megapixel shooter is available up front, and this handset also ship with two SIM card slots and 4G LTE connectivity. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Huawei’s Emotion UI installed on top of it. The P8Max measures 182.7 x 93 x 6.8mm while it weighs 228 grams. It will certainly be interesting to see how many of these units will Huawei be able to sell by the end of 2015.