Huawei Mate 8 gets certified in China, documents reveal fast-charging capabilities

Huawei Mate 8 gets certified in China, documents reveal fast-charging capabilities
The upcoming Huawei Mate 8 was recently spotted getting the go-ahead from China's 3C Quality Certification. Three versions of the phone have been listed by the Chinese authority, the NXT-AL10, the NXT-CL00, and the NXT-TL00. From the looks of it, these are the versions of the Mate 8 that will reach Cina's three major telecom operators, China Unicom, China Telecom, and China Mobile.

Unfortunately, the listings do not reveal too many details regarding the hardware specs of the upcoming phone. Interestingly, however, the documents show that the Huawei Ascend Mate 8 will support fast charging at both 5V/2A (10W) or 9V/2A (18W). These fast-charging specs coincide with Qualcomm's Fast Charging 2.0 Class A and Class B chargers.

As it was recently hinted at by the manufacturer, the Huawei Mate 8 will be the first phone to make use of the Kirin 950, the new octa-core chipset that the company unveiled last week. According to a series of alleged leaked benchmark results, the Mate 8 will actually integrate even more processing power than current-gen Android kings such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or the Galaxy S6 edge+.

While Huawei has made obvious hints at the chip of choice for the Mate 8, most of the hardware specs have yet to be confirmed by the manufacturer. According to previous rumors, the Huawei Mate 8 will integrate a gargantuan display and high-end internal hardware, thus continuing the tradition of the series. Some of the rumored specs include a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage space, a 13MP primary camera, and an 8MP secondary shooter.

Huawei is set to introduce the Ascend Mate 8 on November 26th but expect to witness more rumors and leaks centered on the handset before the unveiling day arrives.

source: 3C Quality Certification via GizmoChina



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

950 vs 820, place your bets boys! 950 ~ 820 < 8890

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

820 will definitely be better. It is a custom architecture CPU(will mostly have more micro-ops and better at out-of-order execution) and will have at least 2X faster GPU, maybe 3X.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I heard it will be quad-core? Not a fan of big.LITTLE, if that kind of thing really does work, then we would've seen laptops with 4 atom cores and 4 i-cores, no?

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

laptops are not that much concerned with power saving. That's why you don't see big.LITTLE in laptops. big.LITTLE does work extremely well for stock ARM cores. But these custom cores work better. Because duh, they're custom made.

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well recently they are VERY concerned with power saving, but they still opt for 2 or 4 high efficiency cores. I also love the custom cores btw, I'd take the 4 custom cores than the 8 core stock ARM big.LITTLE stuff any day

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Those are not laptops, they are ultrabooks. And they don't concern with high performance. Laptops are way more versatile and come in much more varieties. Some are battery and portability centred and come with low power cores and others are performance and gaming centred and come with power hungry but powerful cores. You just got to choose your usage pattern. And mind it, they all are custom cores by intel. Not reference cores. So they don't need big.LITTLE with all the hyperthreading and turbo boost features intel provides. Smartphones are way more unidimensional. Flagships need to be fast AND power efficient. Here the problem comes in. Either you make fancy custom cores, or you go with big.LITTLE and use reference designs.

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I am well aware of everything you said, it's just that I'm really not a fan of big.LITTLE They can achieve that power and efficiency without the dual cluster stuff, they should've made that sweet spot in between A53s and A57s in the first place.

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

They don't make the cores. ARM makes them. OEMs can't make a core on their own, as that would be a custom core. There is no better approach to deal with the reference cores than to make big.LITTLE. All A53 will lead to poor performance and all A57 will lead to poor efficiency. They can NOT achieve power saving without dual cluster. The sweet spot is custom cores and that's better, but not available or feasible all the time.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's what I mean, that ARM should've design something like that in the first place, something in the middle of 53 and 57. I'm not talking about Qualcomm or others.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

big.LITTLE is a very new approach AMD hasn't been competing well with Intel, leaving Intel little reason to try something drastically new like that AMD aren't in a position to try some like that either Maybe in a 5-10 years when HSA is mainstream, we may see something like big.LITTLE for laptops

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Valid point. Arrghh I hate how during school hours something exciting like the 820 announcement pops outta no where! But alas, were expecting the return of a king, tomorrow.

6. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Real world use with 950 will be better.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

Sure sure. Do you know that even the GPU of 810 and 7420 can't run all 2015 games at 60 fps? This one has a worse GPU and is made for 2016 games. And they are stock ARM cores. So not much for power savings either. Benchmarks(especially ones like GFXBench or 3Dmark) simulate heavy real world games. And this one doesn't do great. This one has a great CPU, so the general UI performance will be good. But I don't see anything else. You need a fat GPU, a wide memory bus(at least 25.6 GB/s) and a fast NAND(like UFS or the NVMe one 6S uses). I have an iPad air 2 and it's crazy fast. But I can still feel the speed increase the 6S has over the air 2. Everything just happens so tightly, so effortlessly. And a faster GPU and processor means it has to work less for the same performance, which translates to better battery life. Not to mention more updates in future and prolonged performance for years.

3. carlemillward unregistered

950 < X20 < 820 < 8890

15. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

The 950 will be better than X20 Because x20 : 20nm and 950 : 16ff+

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