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Ms. Vilma Akinyi, Mr Mark Ho of Huawei and Mr. James Muriithi during the launch of Huawei Mate 8 in Nairobi

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Huawei’s Mate 8 boasts of a 48-hour battery

Ms. Vilma Akinyi, Mr Mark Ho of Huawei and Mr. James Muriithi during the launch of Huawei Mate 8 in Nairobi

Ms. Vilma Akinyi, Mr Mark Ho of Huawei and Mr. James Muriithi during the launch of Huawei Mate 8 in Nairobi

Huawei Technologies has unveiled the Mate 8 smartphone in the Kenyan market. Equipped with a 4000mAh high-density battery, the Mate 8 delivers power efficiency offering over two days of normal usage.

The phone is able to charge a day’s worth of power in just 30 minutes, which is 105 percent faster than the Apple iPhone 6s Plus.

According to Patrice Muchwe, Channel Sales Manager, Huawei Devices Kenya, despite the stiff competition from recent and new entrants in the Kenyan market, Muchwe believes that the market is still huge enough to offer quality products that meet customers’ needs at competitive prices.

Muchwe adds regular users can go without charging their phone for 2.36 days, and heavy users can go without charging for 1.65 days. The Mate 8 also features an advanced six-layer thermal mechanics, which allows higher heat dissipation leading to an excellent holding experience and lower power consumption. The phone will also come with a one year warrant of free screen replacement. Huawei Devices Kenya intends to launch more devices in the coming months with a focus on

Huawei Devices Kenya intends to launch more devices in the coming months with a focus on high-end and middle-level models, open more flagship shops in key markets across Kenya, and increase engagement with retailers and wholesalers, with the aim of increasing its market share from 15% to 25% by end of 2016.

“Using an advanced fingerprint ID, the smartphone unlocks in just 0.5 seconds, to not only reveal the screen, answer a call or silence an alarm but also provide instant access to the camera, enabling users to take a quick shoot,” says Mark Hemaobin, Head of Devices, Huawei Kenya

In addition to its power and battery efficiency, the Mate 8 business and security features, through the Huawei Knuckle Software, will let users perform certain tasks using their knuckles and its split screen mode allows two different apps to be opened on the top and bottom portions of the screen.

Mate 8 is the first Smartphone to run the Kirin 950 chipset, with CPU boosting power up 100 percent, GPU performance up 125 percent, and power efficiency up 70 percent.

The Mate 8 features a refined, elegant design that highlights its beautiful 6-inch high contrast display. With a leading 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, the phone is able to stay sleek and compact without sacrificing a desired large display.

The Mate 8 supports global connectivity and more bands than any other dual-SIM phone, including 4 2G bands, 9 3G bands and 18 4G bands in 217 countries and regions with 1,334 operator settings.

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