Huawei rolled out the 6-inch Mate 7 phablet well over a year ago and the company is now ready to bring in the next version in this series.
When the Huawei Mate 7 was unveiled, the company had modest targets of parting with 1 million units; however, as per the stats that were released this year August, the phablet had sold up to 5 million units. There is no doubt that the smartphone maker was and still is very impressed with these figures.
If you like small, there is a newly released Huawei Mate S; however, the company still believes that sticking with its 6-inch display size for its upcoming flagship will repeat the wonders that happened with the former model in the same series.
Huawei Mate 8 set for a global release in January
Huawei Mate 8 is the phablet in question here. This device is expected to ship with a 6-inch display size, just like its predecessor and it will also feature a 1080p resolution. However, this time the Mate 8 covers 95% of NTSC gamut and a 2.5D glass added as a bonus on top of the display.
But what makes this device really worthy a consideration? Well, you will be surprised to learn that Huawei will be installing an octa-core chipset in this device. The Kirin 950 chip promises much higher performance as well as efficiency thanks to the 16nm FinFET+ process involved in addition to the powerful CPUs that come along with the phone (Huawei Mate 8 will ship with two CPUs – a 4-core Cortex A-72 and a 4-core Cortex-A53). In addition, it features an ARM flagship Mali T880 graphics unit as well as an integrated LTE Cat 6 modem.
If you come across the new Nexus 6P, you will notice a similarity with the new Huawei Mate 8. The latter has a circular-shaped fingerprint reader at the back, which resembles the one on the Huawei-made Nexus device. As opposed to just recognizing Level 1 and Level 2 Details like the scanner on the Mate 7, the new scanner can go all the way to recognizing Level 3 Detail, something that should mean better accuracy and security.
Other notable changes
In addition to the above mentioned details, Huawei has also installed a more powerful 16MP snapper on the rear and the Mate 8 will carry a 4,000mAh battery unit. Expect the phone to come with Android 6.0 M out of the box; however, Huawei’s heavy customization will not be missing.
Color variants include Space Gray, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown and Moonlight Silver.
Enthusiasts of the Huawei Mate 8 will have to wait until January (during the CES event) for the launch of this flagship; however, the device has already launched in its home country, but there are no price details as of now. Nonetheless, the new Mate 8 could sell at a price of about $600.