Huawei-Singer introduce Mate 8 and GR5 smartphones

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From left: Dean Ding from Huawei, Singer Sri Lanka PLC Group CEO Asoka Pieris, Huawei Device Sri Lanka Country Head Henry Liu and Singer Sri Lanka Brand Manager for Huawei Sahan Perera introducing the Huawei Mate 8 and GR5 to Sri Lanka


Huawei, together with its national distributor Singer Sri Lanka, introduced the two latest flagship smartphones – Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei GR5 – to Sri Lanka at a grand spectacle held at Cinnamon Grand. 

Over 400 guests were able to experience the ‘Breakthrough in Power and Efficiency’ offered by the new duo smartphones.

The Mate 8 available in gold and black is tagged as the “New style of business on global platform”. The device features groundbreaking hardware and 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 vs. the Kirin 925. 

Aspiring “Think young dream big”, the GR5 available in gold colour boasts a 13MP, F2.0 aperture rear facing camera with stacked CMOS sensor, a 7cm microshot and a 5MP front facing camera. Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Shunli Wang said, “Sri Lanka is a key market and a strategic investment for Huawei. With the aggressive performance globally, Huawei is pursuing a consolidated product offering ensuring every product is the best option for each market segment. We remain focussed and committed to all our customers who are the best ambassadors of Huawei and we continue to offer the very best product, for a great price and backed up by an excellent after sales and customer service.”

The Huawei Mate 8 architecture balances energy efficiency with high-end performance through 4 x A72 2.3 GHz processors and 4 x A53 1.8 GHz processors. Equipped with a 4000mAh high-density battery, the Mate 8 delivers industry-leading power efficiency offering over two days of normal usage.  The Huawei GR5 sports a fully featured camera, which includes a perfect selfie mode with 10 beauty levels, slow-motion and time lapse functions enabling its users to capture and share their adventures instantaneously. The device feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 616 offers superior processing, ensuring the phone functions keep up with its users’ pace. 3000mAh battery will offer a full 24 hours of heavy use and three full days of light use.

Singer Sri Lanka Group CEO Asoka Pieris - reiterated, “Huawei together with Singer has set on a journey to enrich all Sri Lankans with the latest technology, unmatched quality enabling and empowering all citizens across the island to experience the latest technological advancements.”

The Huawei Mate 8 introduces a new generation of fingerprint security with enhanced protection technology. The circular fingerprint sensor improves the effective identification area by 10 percent. In addition, the fingerprint friction ridge matching has three levels of security, providing higher protection for users. The new sensor design also increases the unlock speed by 100 percent.

 The Huawei GR5 delivers advanced second generation fingerprint identification, giving instant access and advanced function control to the device that is quicker, smarter and safer than ever. It works with wet or dry fingers from any angle using 360-degree identification, making it easy and convenient to use at any time. 

Huawei Device Sri Lanka Country Head Henry Liu stated, “The Huawei Mate 8 is a benchmark of amazing performance and long battery life which deliver ‘the new style of Business’ concept ideal for today’s on-the-go professional. The other flagship product – Huawei GR5, is the latest in its G series of smartphones with smarter fingerprint ID technology, superb camera and extraordinary screen which special designs for young generation. These two products are carefully selected and are ideal for the local market backed by the excellent reach and trust of Singer Sri Lanka.”

The Huawei Mate 8 is priced at Rs.92,499 and the GR5 is priced at Rs.38,999. Sri Lanka’s leading smartphone marketer Singer Sri Lanka will ensure the availability of these products through the country’s largest retail network Singer, including Singer Mega, Singer Plus and SISIL World stores, comprising of over 400 retail outlets and Singer’s digital media channel that serves 1500 digital media outlets across the country.

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