Huawei Mate 8 Coming Soon News
Kirin 950 processor
Mali T880 GPU
4 x Cortex-A72
4 x Cortex-A53
According to an official specs sheet that Huawei released on November 25, the Huawei Mate 8 is going to have the Kirin 950 processor. The promise is to deliver a 100 percent performance boost over the Mate 7’s Kirin 920. Noticeably, it will also be the first Huawei to use the Mali T880 GPU.
Huawei hasn’t been in much of a rush to join the fray of releasing a new phone almost every other day. The Huawei Mate 7 was released well over a year ago. The company is putting the figures of Mate 7s being sold over five millon, as of August of 2015. That’s not bad at all. It is even more impressive considering the fact that they were forecasting only selling roughly a million units. For those that don’t want to fill their entire hand with a phone, there is the smaller Mate S – but obviously the future is with the bigger phone.
As with the Huawei Mate 7, the Huawei Mate 8 features the humongous 6-inch 1080p display. However, now it is covering up to 95 percent of the NTSC gamut. Sitting on top of the display is a 2.5D curved piece of glass. It will be a metal case design with a very thin bezel. A great display isn’t worth much if there isn’t a sufficient engine driving it. Rightfully so, Huawei is using the new octa-core Kirin 950 chipset which promises much higher performance and efficiency. This is due in part to the 16nm FinFET+ process, some more powerful CPUs (4 x Cortex-A72 and 4 x Cortex-A53), ARM’s flagship Mali-T880 GPU and integrated LTE Cat 6 modem.
There were rumors that there would be 3 different models with different screen size and specs. Don’t believe them. Huawei has stated that they will all have the same screen dimensions. The only differences will be the amount of RAM (either 3 GB or 4 GB) and the size of the native storage ( Despite rumors of there being three variants of the device, each with a different sized screen, it seems that Huawei only has plans for two versions of the Mate 8, one with 3 GB RAM and another with 4 GB RAM, but both with the same size screen. Both will run Huawei EMUI 4.0, based on Android Marshmallow but with Huawei’s heavy customization
Available colors will be for both versions: Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown (must see this one in person).
Price is slated to begin at around $500 USD.