Huawei Mate 8 official in Malaysia

Also announced were the MediaPad M2 and Huawei Watch for women

Huawei had a big do over at KLCC today, launching its newest flagship the Huawei Mate 8.

With a 6in Full HD (1920x1080) screen, it is running Huawei’s fastest processor yet in the Kirin 950, with 3GB of RAM, 32GB flash storage, a 16MP camera, 8MP front camera and a huge 4,000mAh battery. It comes in two editions: the Standard and the Premium, with two different colour choices each.

The Huawei Mate 8 is priced at RM2,099 for the Standard version and RM2,399 and is available for purchase online at Vmall.my and Lazada. Vmall is offering personalised engraving services and is selling an RM150 screen protection warranty. On Lazada you can instead choose to buy third-party accessories such as casings, screen protectors and power banks, though it's doubtful you'd want one with the Mate 8's larger battery. Huawei claims it has tweaked the phone so it can run on 22 days on standby; though we're not sure how long that would translate for the average power user.

Local stores and telcos will start selling the phone from March 11 onwards. At KLCC, Huawei’s flagship retail store is running a promotion where the first 88 buyers will get a free Huawei B2 Talkband Elite (worth RM668)

Huawei also launched the MediaPad M7 that will be available by late April, with four variants priced at RM1,299 and RM1,699 (Wi-Fi only) and the LTE versions coming it at RM1,599 and RM1,999.

Also announced was the Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant editions, priced at RM2,299 and RM1,999 respectively. These editions are being targetted at women, with the Jewel coming in a luxe rose gold finish with Swarovski Zirconia and the Elegant has a rose gold-plated body with an embossed top ring design. Size-wise, however, the watches aren’t much smaller than the original Huawei Watch at 44 x 44 x 11.3mm. The watches will also be available come late April.