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Powerful Huawei Mate 8 to be launched on December 9th?

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The Huawei Mate 8 is rumored to have a December 9th launch date

The Huawei Mate 8 is rumored to have a December 9th launch date

Huawei has released more than its share of desirable handsets this year. The Huawei Mate S, with its near bezel-less 5.5-inch AMOLED screen and Kirin 935 chipset, is one of them. Of course, there is the stock Android Nexus 6P. With a 5.7-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen, this has been a very popular model. As a result, Huawei's first foray into the world of Nexus has been a very successful one.

For Huawei, the hits keep on coming. Late last month, the Huawei Mate 8 was unveiled. Huawei smartphone chief He Gang has confirmed that the phone will be launched on December 9th, this coming Wednesday. The executive adds that one million units will be produced per month, revealing that the manufacturer has a high level of confidence in the handset. The unit's predecessor, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, rang up sales of 7 million units in one year. The company seems to feel that this figure will be topped with the Mate 8.

Thanks to a powerful Kirin 950 chipset under the hood, the Huawei Mate 8 recently posted an incredible 94,250 on AnTuTu. The device carries a 6-inch LCD display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Two variations of the phone will be available. The model featuring 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage will be priced at the equivalent of $470 USD. The exclusive champagne edition, with 4GB RAM and 64GB of native memory, will be offered for the equivalent of $1075 USD.

The Huawei Mate 8 has a 16MP rear camera that includes a Sony IMX298 sensor, an aperture of f/2.0 and OIS. The front-facing selfie shooter is an 8MP camera with a Sony IMX179 sensor, and an aperture of f/2.4. A 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

If you have the Huawei Mate 8 in your crosshairs, be sure to circle your calendar for December 9th which is when we could see the phone released for sale.


Thanks for the tip!

source: MyDrivers (1, translated), (2, translated) via TechnologyNewsExtra

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posted on 06 Dec 2015, 00:14

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 870; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


What? gold color and 64gb for a grand?

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 02:59

6. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


that 1075$ pricing is most likely error. No such pricing during launch event for the 4gb version.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 04:46

7. bur60 (Posts: 832; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Has to be a typo... Double the price of the regular one. Impossible.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 06:47

11. OmarD (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Dec 2015)


I'm guessing the $470 is the actual typo..

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 21:11

23. ibend (Posts: 3503; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


acceptable only if its gold plated and 4k screen lol..
but 64GB for that price is still :-/

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 00:34 1

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 1779; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Review before the year end? Yaaaaassss

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 16:12

14. belosava (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Design and specifications has been copied from the LG V10

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 01:02

4. Stagueve (Posts: 55; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


You're late, this information (dec 9 launch date) is known since nov 26 event...

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 06:00

9. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


Why such question Parena ???!!?!
I purchased Mate 7 in december 10 .. every year new ..

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 06:33

10. dimas (Posts: 1896; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Just few of the brands that give samsung headache on asian sales. Samsung and sony should adapt to this bang for the buck trend or their sales will go smaller.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 14:20

12. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 210; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


$1075 seems bang for the buck to you?

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 16:19

16. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


That is a special edition. Normal one costs $470.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 16:56

17. dimas (Posts: 1896; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Put those specs on a samsung device and it will fetch $1200 in my country.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 15:59

13. Furbal (Posts: 920; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


If it's got Att bands I may pick it up....just returned my 950xl.

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 16:13

15. belosava (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Design and specifications has been copied from the LG V10

posted on 09 Dec 2015, 00:42

29. famkelmankel (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Dec 2015)


LG V10: 5.7 inches, Mate 8: 6.0 inches
LG V10: 1440 x 2560 pixels (~515 ppi pixel density), Mate 8: 1080 x 1920 pixels (~368 ppi pixel density)
LG V10: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), Mate 8: Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
LG V10: 6core CPU @ 1.82 GHz Max, Mate 8: 8core CPU @ 2.3 GHz Max
LG V10: 3000 mAh battery, Mate 8: 4000 mAh battery
Sure there are some other similar features, but in no way more than the similarities between most high end devices. But in what way is the Mate 8's "Design and specifications been copied from the LG V10"?

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 20:54

21. LuckyPoy (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Nov 2015)


I hope the gpu will not disappoint...

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 21:08

22. ibend (Posts: 3503; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


no it wont, thanks to 1080p res, lol

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 05:51

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


With the compromise of law graphic quality, let alone 4k video playback.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 05:54

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


...low*

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 01:11

24. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 284; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Awesome phone

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 05:24

26. byazatt (Posts: 269; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I'm looking forward to a full review of this particular phone. That new kirin chipset seems promising.

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