Alleged Huawei Mate 8 pricing surfaces: two versions on launch, both above the $500 mark

Alleged Huawei Mate 8 pricing surfaces: two versions on launch, both above the $500 mark
As we already know, the Huawei Mate 8 is being unveiled on November 26 and it will most certainly position itself as a high-end phablet that will co-exist with the relatively new Huawei Mate S at the top tier of the Chinese manufacturer's lineup. 

It's true that we will have to wait for a couple more weeks to see it officially announced, but the torrents of rumors and leaks are already upon us, and the latest one is all about the pricing of the upcoming Huawei phablet.

As per the rumor mill, the Mate 8 will be available in two versions - one with 32GB of storage/3GB RAM and another one with 64 gigs of storage and 4GB of RAM. The first one is rumored to cost $520, while the better-endowed one will purportedly be setting you back some $610. 

It's clear that these alleged prices are not exactly on the affordable side, but hey, if we're judging by the rumored GFXBench specs that leaked recently, the Mate 8 is set to be a top-tier champ, thus the pricing is adequate. 

It will probably be powered by a Huawei-made octa-core Kirin 950 chipset, humming at 2.2GHz, boast a 6-inch 1080p display, a 16MP rear camera, and an 8MP front-facing one. We already covered the storage/RAM options earlier. Additionally, the phone is rumored to sport a circular fingerprint scanner at the back.

So, what do you think about the alleged ricing of the upcoming Huawei Mate 8? Share your thoughts below.



1. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

What gpu config will the kirin 950 going to have? Mp4? Any ideas?

2. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I've seen MP6. IIRC it was in the previous article about it.

3. Acer_Predator unregistered

I think Huawei now knows its position so they ar now greedy as apple..! I think am now will be switching to cheap china smartphone companies as letv or okitel or elephone .. They offer same with gread mediatek and half price ! So it think I will be saying "bye bye" huawei

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


5. Dioky

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2015

It'll have to have LTE band 20 support in order to be interesting. Stylus would be the cherry on the cake :)

6. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I’m cautiously optimistic. I want to hear more about the processor performance, and some camera samples, because the camera was one of the few weak areas of the Mate 7. If there isn’t any substantial improvements, then I can’t see myself spending that much money on this when I could just buy a Mate 7 a lot cheaper. Still, the official prices haven’t been stated, so my uneasiness might be uncalled for.

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