Huawei unveils new $1,500 smartphone, 2G spectrum, 4G modem, 5G hotspot at launch
Huawei unveiled two new phones at its launch event today, the Huawei P8 and the Huawei D7, both with a 2G and 4G LTE modem.
Huawei’s P8 is a cheaper smartphone with a 5G WiFi and 2G LTE model, but its 4G version comes with a lower 5G speed and LTE modem with more capacity than its 2G model.
The Huawei D6 and P7, on the other hand, are the cheaper of the two, with a cheaper 2G, 4K, and LTE model.
Both the P8s and D7s have a 4K display, a 2MP camera, a 5MP selfie camera, and a 2,400mAh battery.
Both are IP68-rated, though the D7 is rated at 3,600mAh.
Both models also come with Huawei’s Kirin 960 chipset, which promises higher performance than its predecessor, the Kirin 955.
The D7 also has an FM radio, and can connect to Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC, which Huawei claims will improve its wireless security.
The P8’s SIM card slot is a Micro SIM card that works with up to 128GB of storage, which can hold up to 10GB of data.
Huawei says that’s enough for about five days of use.
Both phones feature a fingerprint sensor, which has been a boon for fingerprint readers in the past.
Both phones are powered by a Kirin 960 chip with a quad-core 1.8GHz CPU and Adreno 530 GPU, as well as 64GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The two phones have a total of 8GB of onboard storage, and both offer a microSD card slot.
Both devices have a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixels front-facing camera, two flash sensors, and an f/1.7 aperture lens.
Both have an IP68 rating, which means it’s water and dust resistant.
Both models are waterproof up to 100 meters.
Both smartphones have Bluetooth 4, NFC, and WiFi.
Both also come preloaded with Huawei Sense 5.1, a software update that adds more useful features to the P9 and D9.