Claimed Huawei Mate 8 live picture leaks, flaunts a round finger scanner

Claimed Huawei Mate 8 live picture leaks, flaunts a round finger scanner
Huawei will likely hold its grand Mate 8 unveiling on November 26th, and will eventually use the occasion to showcase the homebrew Kirin 950 chipset that will power it, too. 

The rumored specs so far, besides the Kirin 950 SoC, are a Quad HD display resolution, and a 20 MP camera on the back. All valid upgrades over its predecessor, the Mate7, which had a 1080p display and a 13 MP shooter. 

The real kicker might be in the Mate 8 design, though - the Mate7 is one pretty metal-clad giant, and the Mate 8 is expected to be one, too. In fact, judging from this leaked prototype wrapped in a mule case you see below, the Mate 8 could arrive with a metal chassis, too, and have a round finger scanner on the back, matching the camera lens shape.

source: NWE (translated)



7. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Not bad , but Mate S 's back looked better ( square camera and scanner ) Many will call it copy cat as usual . But I say, Huawei makes the best looking devices in the market . And believe it will look spectacular .

1. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

No doubt. And Samsung will follow soon or later.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

I hope not. IMO, front is the best place to house a fingerprint scanner. Though a round scanner makes sense. Most of the times my phone is sitting on the desk and I don't want to pick it up, unlock it and put it down.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You can always use smart unlock to bypass security when at home wifi, office wifi. Or in my case when connected to my watch.

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

But there are other ways of unlocking which is even more secure than a finger print scanner: face detection.

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They can normally be fooled with a picture.

8. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

You can add blink and voice to them

9. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

They will follow. Mark my word

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