The display, which is rumoured to be a 6-inch full-HD display, the same size as its predecessor the Ascend Mate 7, pushes all the way to the sides of the device with 2.5D glass protecting it. The device also looks to come in 3 different colours: grey, gold, and copper. On the inside, the Mate 8 is expected to run Huawei’s new Kirin 950 chipset which utilises 4 high-performance Cortex A72 cores and 4 low-power Cortex A53 cores and based on performance figures, it looks very promising.
In addition to its near flush side bezels, the Mate 8 also has incredibly thin top and bottom bezels which will likely translate to an impressive screen-to-body ratio. The two speaker grilles are located at the bottom, flanking the USB port.
Imaging is left to the device’s alleged 16 or 20-megapixel rear camera, which looks to be placed directly above the fingerprint scanner, surrounded by a metal ring, and an 8-megapixel front facing shooter. The device is also said to have either 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, all running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s Emotion UI skin out of the box. The device will also draw power from a large 4,100 mAh battery.
As a comparison, the recently launched Mate S features a 5.5″ full HD display pushing 1920×1080 pixels with a Kirin 935 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM running under the hood. It also has 64GB of internal storage that is expandable via hybrid dual-SIM up to 128GB.
The camera on the Mate S is a 13-megapixel back/8-megapixel front affair. While the primary camera features a dual-LED flash module, the front camera also comes equipped with a single-LED flash for those low-light selfies. For more information on the Mate S, check out our hands-on post.
More rumours have also been going around that this device would see an official launch sometime during the end of this week, so stay tuned for future updates.