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How the large-screened Mate 8 can be your all in one business powerhouse

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Big screen, compact device, powerful internals

A business powerhouse needs a big, bright, sharp, high quality screen – and the Huawei Mate 8 delivers with its 6”, full HD, IPS display. Traditionally large screens come at a price – devices are often unwieldy, hard to hold with one hand or excessively heavy. The Mate 8 has a class-leading 83% screen-to-body ratio, with ultra thin bezels that keep the overall footprint of the device down, while still delivering an experience that is part phone, part tablet. At only 7.9mm thick and 185g in weight – despite an impressive 4000mAh battery capacity - the Mate 8 won’t slow you down.

While the Mate 8 is all about being your perfect business companion, you’ll not be left wanting anywhere for raw specifications. The very latest HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor, ample memory, storage and connectivity methods (including 5GHz WiFi) will satisfy the most demanding technology enthusiasts and the 16 Megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation deliver fantastic images in the most demanding of conditions. A front facing 8 Megapixel camera is ideal for ultra-sharp video conferencing. The built in beauty-shot mode is ideal for those early starts!

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Stop carrying 2 phones

The Mate 8 is a dual SIM device. Are you carrying around 2 phones at the moment, one for work and one for your personal phone number? You don’t need to do that any more. By putting both SIM cards in the Mate 8, you can be ready to make or receive calls on either line, with intelligent outbound call routing and data service. If you simply have to be connected in as many situations as possible, loading up SIM cards from 2 different networks gives you twice the chance of having mobile coverage. Best of all, the impact of using 2 SIM cards on the battery is minimal.

Dual SIM functionality is also ideal for frequent business travellers, who might want to use a local SIM card for data connectivity. You will no longer have to choose whether to get that connection or be able to receive your important business calls. The Mate 8, with it’s extensive band support, is the perfect international travel companion.

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Your business tools, mobilised

The Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest release of the Android Operating System, and includes full access to the Google Play Store. Whether you use cloud based tools such as Google Apps, a traditional suite such as Microsoft Office or cutting edge business tools such as Slack or Podio, the Mate 8 has you covered. The preloaded Chrome web browser even offers an Internet browsing experience on par with your desktop computer. You might be surprised how much you can do with your Mate 8 - with Wireless Display, you can even broadcast your important Powerpoint presentation directly from your phone. 

An application for scanning business cards is included out of the box on the Mate 8, one of a number of useful tools that are preloaded on the phone to make your working life that little bit easier and, as part of Huawei’s EMUI software experience, enhance the stock Android interface. Huawei have taken the best of Android and built upon it.

If the idea of writing longer business emails or documents on your phone’s on-screen keyboard worries you, the Mate 8 has you covered. Its 6” screen allows a great typing experience and the market-leading software keyboard ‘Swype’ is even pre-installed. You no longer need to give up device screen space to a hardware keyboard - the Mate 8 gives you the best of both worlds.

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Secure your work and personal data

The Huawei Mate 8 is compatible with ‘Android for Work’.

Android for Work separates business apps from personal apps so you can use your favourite Android device for both work and play, again helping you leverage the benefits of the dual SIM functionality. Android for Work allows you to set up a dedicated work profile for business content to ensure that work data never mixes with your personal content. Switch off work at the weekends… and keep your personal data safe during business hours.

With full support for a number of third party remote management tools, your IT department are going to love the how the Mate 8 integrates with their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) infrastructure. If it’s designed for Android, it’s going to work perfectly on your new phone.

Regardless of whether your Mate 8 is used for work or pleasure, it’s important to know that your data is safe. An ultra-fast, rear mounted fingerprint reader keeps unauthorised users out of your phone and Android’s built in encryption and remote locate / wipe features provide the ultimate peace of mind.

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You can learn more about the Huawei Mate 8 on the Mate 8 microsite.


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