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Huawei Mate 8 specs surface on GFXBench

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Huawei Mate 8 specs appear on GFXBench

Huawei Mate 8 specs appear on GFXBench

Thanks to a teaser that surfaced last night, we now expect to see the Huawei Mate 8 unveiled on November 26th. In addition, the image confirmed that the phablet will be powered by the Kirin 950, Huawei's new top-of-the-line chipset that will introduced by the company this coming Thursday. Earlier today, a picture allegedly showing the back of the Mate 8 (sans cover) appeared, revealing the round camera, round fingerprint sensor, and the lozenge shaped dual LED flash. Now, we have an idea of what the phone's specs will be thanks to a trip made through the GFXBench benchmark site.

As expected, the Huawei Mate 8 will feature a 6-inch screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The home-grown Kirin 950 chipset will be under the hood, providing an octa-core 2.2 CPU (comprised of Cortex-A72 cores), and the Mali-T880 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 64GB of expandable native storage. A 16MP camera graces the back of the phone, with an 8MP snapper found on front to shoot selfies and handle video chats.

We expect to see a large capacity battery power the Mate 8, especially since a 4100mAh juicer was found inside the Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC are both supported by the new phone, which will come with Android 6.0 out of the box. Pricing and availability should be revealed on November 26th, once the Mate 8 is made official.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Winfuture.de (translated)

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posted on 02 Nov 2015, 10:28 7

1. Moose (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Great phone, I'm sure. I have the Mate 7, hard to beat. The only problem is that Huawei is very slow to update Android via OTA. I still have Kitkat on mine.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:03

7. nebula (Posts: 614; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


For some people it might not be an issue " slow updates" but for me it's a deal breaker. Is the software stable?

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:45 3

13. Moose (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Yes, the software is stable - phone works fine, not a problem, just a bit disappointing that Huawei is so slow with updating such a high end device.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 12:59

18. nebula (Posts: 614; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Thanks

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 13:44 1

21. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


It is a nice phone. I updated mine manually. It is very simple. Download Android 5.1.1 from
http://consumer.huawei.com/my/support/downloads/index.htm?keyword=mt7

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 12:32 1

16. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 893; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Emotion UI of huawei is very stable, fast and filled with very useful features. It has permission control since 2013 and google is introducing permission control in android 6.0 just now.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:07

8. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


Disappointed!
B4 everybody been saying QHD screen 4gb ram, 20 rear camera
On gizchina is different news
http://www.gizchina.com/2015/11/02/huawei-mate-8-leaked-photos-appears-just-after-launch-teaser/

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 12:43

17. Shubham412302 (Posts: 431; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


http://consumer.huawei.com/my/support/downloads/index.htm?keyword=mt7

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 13:40

20. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


thnx i have b145 so upgrading to b 148 :)

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 10:40

3. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


1080p, Must Be Using The T880 MP4, How Lame.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 10:42 1

4. johanbiff (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


mp6 if not mistaken (roumor)

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:28

10. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


MP6 And Yet They Go With A 1080p Screen That's Weird. Rumors Must Be Wrong.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:48 3

14. lpratas (Posts: 353; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Is MP6 because have appeared benchmarcks in the net that indicate that is MP6. With FHD has better performance and is not needed to push more pixels.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 13:22

19. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yeah Well They Should Have Went QHD Usually I'm Against It But The Note 4 Had The T760 MP6 With A QHD Screen And It Ran Pretty Good. This Phone Is 6in, QHD Would Actually Benefit The Handset. I Get What Your Saying, I Really Do Because I'm The One Usually Saying They Should Go With FHD But Not This Time, Those Specs At 6in Just Screams QHD.

Damn I Should Have Typed In Lower Case, Sorry Its So Long.

posted on 03 Nov 2015, 11:51

30. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)


From GFXBench it seems that it has an MP4 version @800MHz or so.

You may hope that it gets an MP6 but for me everything is clear even now.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:27 1

9. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


we should feel lucky, they could've gone MP2

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:54

15. lpratas (Posts: 353; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


But is not MP2 nor MP4, is MP6.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 14:23 1

25. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Good stuff, should be about on par with the T760MP8 in the 7420

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 10:45

5. Hahawk (Posts: 33; Member since: 20 Apr 2015)


If Huawei had a Vanilla Android ROM I'd buy this thing in a heartbeat.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:38 1

12. lpratas (Posts: 353; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Why has to be vanilla? Can't have software costumization? If has more software features, better.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 11:28

11. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Looking good. If that Kirin950 doesn't disappoint I might get this.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 13:44 1

22. Guaire (Posts: 550; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx31&did1=27816486&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=ARM+Mali-T880&D2=Samsung+Galaxy+S6+Edge%2B+%28SM-G928%29

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 13:45

23. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Note5 over the Mate 8 any day!

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 14:05

24. st1114g (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Lol...

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 14:42

26. chenski (Posts: 446; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Mate8 is much more enticing

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 17:11

27. Marslander (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Huawei has said before that they're not too crazy about 2K screens because they tend to work the processor harder and drain the battery faster.

I'm okay with a HD screen.

posted on 02 Nov 2015, 18:59

28. mike2959 (Posts: 560; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Had the Mate 7. It was ok. Build quality and looks were top notch. GPU was horrible. Also battery life was average. No LTE

posted on 03 Nov 2015, 02:26

29. Bondurant (Posts: 435; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Mate 8 will be priced premium close to Samsung Note 5. So don't keep false expectations and whine about it when it gets released.

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