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Huawei P8 smartphone, in Spark NZ stores now

The new Huawei P8 smartphone is available in Spark New Zealand stores and online from today.

Spark has also announced the first 1,000 customers who sign up to a $59 Open Term plan with interest free repayments will get the phone for under $25 per month, which is a $200 discount.

The Huawei P8 boasts the minimalist design of previous generations in the P series.

It has an all-metal 6.4mm unibody design and a range of  features, including a four-colour camera with optical image stabilisation and DSLR-level image processor, a 2,680mAh battery for more power, and a 5.2-inch Gorilla glass screen.

Dean Pointon, Spark Home, Mobile, and Business head of devices, says the P8 underlines Huawei’s move toward the premium end of the market.

“The P8 is a stunning device. Its slim, all-metal design and revolutionary camera have been combined with leading innovation, bringing new features like Rich Touch, which performs different actions depending on what part of the hand is used on the screen, and the ability find the phone using only your voice when you misplace it.

“It really shows that Huawei is a serious player in the premium smartphone market,” he says.

Huawei is offering free screen repair for accidental damage for the first 12 months. The accidental breakage cover is via registration on the Huawei Screen Promise website.

Spark is offering the P8 for $799 RRP, and will be available on the $39 Open Term plan with interest free repayments at that price.

New and existing customers on the $59 Open Term plan or above (excluding 24 month plans) can get the P8 for repayments of less than $25 per month, meaning an effective RRP of $599, or a $200 discount.

Business customers on the Business $55 Open Term Plans and above (excluding 24 month plans) will also be eligible for discounted repayment rate, and businesses on the $90 24-month plan can get the P8 for $0 up front.

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