Huawei wows with star-studded P8 launch

Huawei launched its new flagship smartphone – the P8 – at a star-studded event that wowed audiences with light shows and contemporary dancers.

July 2, 2015
Huawei P8 launch stage

Huawei launched its new flagship smartphone – the P8 – at a star-studded event that wowed audiences with light shows and contemporary dancers.

Newly appointed GM of Huawei Consumer Business Group SA, Charlene Munilall unveiled the smart phone that balances artistry and creativity.

“Johannesburg is the latest stop in a worldwide tour that has included stops in Bangkok, Singapore, New York and London,” she said.

The P8 will be available in South African stores and through all network operators from the second week of July.

The photos below of the Huawei P8 launch provide an overview of this very successful event.

Arrival

Guests were greeted by the Huawei team.

Huawei P8 launch arrival

Huawei P8 launch arrival

Welcome

Guests were invited to sign the #IgniteP8 wall, which would show the signatures in ultraviolet light.

Huawei P8 launch ladies

Huawei P8 launch ladies

Media briefing

Huawei’s panel addressed the media, outlining the key features of the P8 smartphone and answering any questions.

The panel included Huawei South Africa product marketing director Yudi Rambaran, East and Southern Africa product marketing director Jaco Van Zyl, and Consumer Business Group South Africa general manager Charlene Munilal.

Also avaliable for questions were East and Southern Africa director of retail and open market Cameron Pernumal and East and Southern Africa director of service Chris Chetty.

Huawei P8 launch media panel

Huawei P8 launch media panel

Huawei P8 launch team

Huawei P8 launch team

Huawei P8 launch Yudi Ramadan

Huawei P8 launch Yudi Ramadan

Light show entrance

Prior to the official launch, guests were treated to a unique light show.

Huawei P8 launch light dancers

Huawei P8 launch light dancers

Huawei P8 launch entrance

Huawei P8 launch entrance

Unleashing creativity

Huawei unleashed creativity with a dramatic dance, light and sound show.

Huawei P8 launch opening act

Huawei P8 launch opening act

Huawei P8 launch dancers

Huawei P8 launch dancers

The Huawei P8

Guests got the opportunity to take a look at the newly launched P8 smartphone.

Huawei P8 launch phone

Huawei P8 launch phone

Huawei P8 launch phone display

Huawei P8 launch phone display

Celebrity guests

Mi Casa’s J Something has been named Huawei’s new Creative Director.

Other celebrity guests included the Sharks rugby team, Jeannie D, Aki Anastasiou, Mark Pilgrim, Miss South Africa Liesel Laurie, Mi Casa and The Muses, to name a few.

Huawei P8 launch J Something

Huawei P8 launch Aki Anastasiou and J Something

Huawei P8 launch Jeannie D and John Smit

Huawei P8 launch Jeannie D and John Smit

Huawei P8 launch Liesel Laurie

Huawei P8 launch Liesel Laurie