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The Huawei Mate8 Means Business

All leaks point to glorious flagship potential

Nicole Billitz
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It will be everything you want from life. It will have a sexy metal unibody (as all flagships must), and a very spacious 6.0-inch display, setting it aside from those would-be-5.5-inch-contenders. Now, for those paying attention, it probably sounds alot like the Huawei Mate7, and that would be true, because the Mate7 is a hard act to follow.

But leaked images of Huawei’s newest phablet suggest a lot of potential.

It will also have the same 6.0-inch display, but with QHD 1,440 x 2,560 pixel resolution, and the OEM’s brand new custom Kirin 950 which is rumored to deliver unprecedented power thanks to the new 16nm FinFET production processor and a big.LITTLE architecture that is supposed to make magic happen. Well, I believe.

It’s running four Cortex-A72 cores which have been clocked at 2.4 GHz, and the remaining four Cortex-A53 cores run at 2.0 Ghz, which means it is easily topping Samsung’s Exynos 7420 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810.

The GPU is also very nice, the ARM Mali-T880 which will be joined with an i7 coprocessor and a Tensilica Hi-Fi 4 independent audio chip, a silicone couple to dream of. It will have either 3GB of 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.

Currently the price tag is $520 for 3GB/32GB, and $610 for 4GB/62GB, which is incredibly reasonable for this specs in the age of Apple bullshit.

Apparently we will see this bad boy out on the town before the end of the year, either in late November or early December.


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