Praised to be one of the top credible leakers of mobile devices, Evan Blass or @evleaks, as he’s commonly known, gives us a glimpse of the soon-to-be latest Huawei device – the Ascend Mate 8. Blass goes on to state that Huawei will go on to launch this device during IFA 2015, on the 2nd of September.
Based on the design language and timing of the launch, this could very well mean that their latest device will take over the current 6-inch Mate 7 phablet but conflicting reports say otherwise. Media correspondents from China are claiming this could be Huawei’s stab at a smaller screened device. Slated to include a 4.7-inch screen that pushes 1920 x 1080 pixels, the device will run a Kirin Octa-core processor and have a Mali-T624 graphics on-board – based on information from AnTuTu’s benchmark site.
If the aforementioned specs leave you quite disappointed, you’ll be happy to hear the opposing rumours of the latest device. Considering that the Mate 7 utilised the latest and greatest processor at its time of release, if it were to be the Mate 8 that arrives, it’ll potentially feature a yet to be seen Kirin 950 processor. The processor in question will be capable of clock speeds that max out at 2.4GHz, which is promising. This means it could definitely give the Snapdragon 810 and the Exynos 7420 a run for its money.
All of this numbers are only in theory, nothing has be shown in practice yet but the 64-bit processor will support 4K video, USB 3.0 transfers, LPDDR4 RAM , and a i7 co-processor for sensor hub and security processing. Audio-enthusiasts will also be awed at the processor’s dedicated DSP audio co-processor (Tensilica Hi-Fi 4 DSP).
However, don’t jump the gun yet, as they are only rumours and leaks. As IFA draws closer, surely more information will come to light and we’ll have to see whether it’ll be a Mate 7 Mini or the beastly Mate 8.