Huawei’s latest device could be the first smartphone that opens the floodgates for the new generation of mobile processors. The Mate 8 apparently carries the Kirin 950 SoC, which could pose a threat to Samsung and Qualcomm’s top performing chips.
Embracing the need for higher processing needs, the 950 Kirin processor will boast some highly clocked ARM Cortex cores; the four A72’s will run at 2.3GHz, while the more efficient A53 cores are listed at 1.8GHz. This is based on the big.LITTLE system, that allows an optimised Octa-Core set up, balancing between raw power and power consumption.
Along with the aforementioned CPU, it’ll have a Mali-T880MP4 GPU to help out the graphics department. Rumours state that we should expect two models of the smartphone, taking note of two screen resolutions – 1920 x 1080 (FHD) and 2560 x 1440 (QHD) on the same 6-inch screen.
Other sources speculate there will be differing internals on differing models. As such, one will supposedly offer 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage – you’d be expected to purchase this device for roughly US$ 517 (RM 2,266). The other model that touts 4GB of RAM and a massive 128GB of internal memory will go for US$ 611 (RM 2,678).
Encased under the metal body, there’s a 4,100 mAh battery and it’s bound to have Android 6.0 underneath Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 skin. The invitations have already been detailed here, stating that it’ll be officially announced on the 26th of November.
Looks like there’s gonna be a whole lot more metal from Huawei from now on.