Alongside its new flagship Android smartphone, the P8, Huawei has announced another device that it's also calling a "phone". However, at 6.8-inches surely it's more like a tablet.

The Huawei P8max has a 6.8-inch Full HD screen and is similar in specifications to the 5.2-inch handset launched at the same time. It runs on a Hisilicon Kirin octa-core processor, with Mali-T628 graphics, and 3GB of RAM.

There is 64GB of storage on board with a microSD card slot capable of expanding that by a further 128GB. And its measurements are 187.2 x 93 x 6.8mm - again, more tablet-like.

But the 4G SIM capability has voice functionality not just data.

Like the P8, the P8max has a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation and a dual-LED flash. While the front camera is 5-megapixels for video calling and selfie action.

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Battery life should be decent, with a 4,360mAh cell inside. Indeed, Huawei is quoting up to 16 hours for video playback.

It too has a metal unibody design, with 94 per cent of the device cut from an aerospace grade aluminium block.

It will be available in three colours - luxurious gold, mystic champagne and titanium grey - and will be available in standard or premium models at 549 euros (£394) and 649 euros (£466) respectively.

It will be available in "more than 30 countries" although Huawei is yet to list them and reveal when it might go on sale. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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