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Huawei Mate 8 to go on sale this week

Unveiled late last month, the Huawei Mate 8 flagship smartphone will go on sale in China starting Wednesday – December 9. This was announced by He Gang, who heads the Chinese company’s smartphone division.

As for the price, the handset will carry a tag of CNY 2,999 ($470) for the 3GB/32GB model, CNY 3699 ($580) for the 4GB/64GB model, CNY 4399 ($690) for the 4GB/128GB model, and CNY 6888 ($1075) for the exclusive champagne edition. Gang also said that the company has high expectations from the device, and is planning to manufacture a whopping one million units per month.

The Huawei Mate 8 is powered by Huawei’s latest Kirin 950 SoC with octa-core CPU and Mali T880MP4 GPU, and sports a 6-inch FHD IPS display. It packs a large 4,000mAh battery, a 16MP main cameraand an 8MP shooter on the front. It runs the company’s next-generation EMUI 4.0 OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The Mate 8’s international availability details will be announced at CES 2016.