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Huawei Mate 8 teaser appears. Expected to launch on 26th November


The Huawei Mate S is the Chinese company’s latest pride and joy but at 5.5 inches, it isn’t a direct replacement of its 6.0 inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7. For those who crave a bigger screen, you might want to watch out for their announcement at the end of this month.


As seen above, Huawei has posted a teaser image of a new Mate device with a prominent number “8” which strongly hints the Mate 8. In terms of specs, Huawei is keeping most of the details well under wraps but it is speculated that they would be fitting its latest Kirin 950 processor that’s going to be unveiled this Thursday.

According to early leaks, the Kirin 950 appears to be a serious powerhouse outdoing the Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset by 20% in Multi-core and 30% in Single-core tests on GeekBench. The new Octa-Core chip comprises of 4x Cortex A72 cores and 4x Cortex-A57. It will support faster LPDDR4-RAM and in terms of graphics, it gets a Mali-T880 unit.

With Huawei having a 5.7″ Quad HD display on the Nexus 6P, we are guessing that the Mate 8 might follow suit with a high resolution Quad HD display and possibly having 4GB of RAM. As comparison, the current Ascend Mate 7 gets a 6.0″ Full HD display and it comes with 2 variants – 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. When it was launched in Malaysia, they are priced at RM1,799 and RM1,999 respectively without GST. With Huawei going premium, expect the Mate 8 to carry a higher price tag than its predecessor. If you want something bigger, there’s the P8 Max but unfortunately it isn’t coming to Malaysia.


Alexander Wong