Huawei Mate 7 Plus rumored to be the subject of September 2nd event with the Mate 8 delayed until 2016

Render of the Huawei Mate 8

Render of the Huawei Mate 8

Yesterday, we showed you a teaser posted by Huawei that hinted at the unveiling of the Huawei Mate 8 on September 2nd. The event is taking place in Berlin. This morning, the wind has shifted and there is speculation that instead of the Mate 8 being introduced in Berlin, we might see a premium version of the currently available Huawei Mate 7 instead. The rumor has the handset sporting a moniker like the Mate 7 Plus or the Mate 7s.

One clue could be found in the translation of the teaser, which says that Huawei will "bring you a taste of the flagship flagship." That could indicate that a premium version of the Huawei Mate 7 will be unwrapped on September 2nd. But the genesis of this rumor really comes from the belief that the home-grown Kirin 950 SoC will be found inside the Huawei Mate 8.

According to reports, the Kirin 950 chipset will not be available for use until after October. And considering that renders of what was assumed to be the Mate 8 look remarkably like a Mate 7 variant, this rumor could have some traction.

This most likely will not be the last we hear about this, and we still have nearly six weeks remaining until September 2nd.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via GizmoChina

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5 Comments

1. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Thought so, it was to early for A72 and T880.

2. carlemillward unregistered

Guess it will have Kirin 935.

3. Ghost04

Posts: 516; Member since: May 03, 2014

It should come with Kirin 940 as it is schedule to come in Q3 .

4. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Huawei, don't go follow Apple with the 'Plus' naming scheme. Create some thing original please, you can do better than that.

5. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

...or don't follow Samsung naming scheme with the added 'S'. Although the Mate 7 Max sounds pretty good, like P8 Max

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