Huawei Mate 8 prepares for U.S. launch by visiting the FCC

On Wednesday, we told you that the Huawei Mate 8 and honor 5X will both be coming to the U.S. next year. Huawei will show off the pair during CES next month. Of the two models, the Mate 8 has visited the FCC, confirming that the handset will be coming to the states. The model number of the Mate 8 device tested by the FCC was NXT-L09, and the documentation included the results of some Wi-Fi tests conducted at 5G speeds.

The FCC paperwork doesn't include any photographs, but did show an illustration of where the FCC label is going to reside. The phone was the first to come with the new Kirin 950 chipset. This allowed the Mate 8 to score a whopping 94,250 on the AnTuTu benchmark test.

The Huawei Mate 8, launched on December 9th in China, and features a 6-inch IPS display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The aforementioned Kirin 950 chipset carries an octa-core 2.3GHz CPU, and the Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. Three versions of the phone are available. One has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, priced at the equivalent of $580 USD. Another version comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, and will cost you the equivalent of $590 USD. The Champagne Edition features 4GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal memory, yours for the equivalent of $1075 USD. Those requiring additional storage can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot.

The 16MP rear-facing camera employs a Sony IMX298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF for fast focusing, and OIS to keep an unsteady hand from ruining a video. The 8MP front-facing camera includes a Sony IMX179 sensor. Toss in a 4000mAh battery, and you have the makings of a pretty well-spec'd phone that could have Americans reaching for their wallets next year.

source: FCC via

Related phones

Mate 8
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h 3G talk time)



1. Tziggy14

Posts: 625; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

How much will they sell, they don't really have a name here outside of tech enthusiasts. Even if there are, they're buying the Nexus 6P instead.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

That display ratio tho...

3. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Really glad to hear this. Tired of very limited options on major 4

4. carlemillward unregistered

Did anyone notice the $10 difference between the 32/3GB and the 64/4GB???

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Noticed! Huawei doesn't ripp-off consumers like the Storage & RAM shenanigan of Apple.

8. Vincent0301

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Now in China 2999RMB=462.7457USD 32GB/3GRAM China Mobile/Telecom/Unicom 3199RMB=493.6057USD 32GB/3GRAM edition 3699RMB=570.7557USD 64GB/4GBRAM edition

6. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

nice lying to customers tho,it has much bigger bezels in reality,same thing they did with P8.... And if you look closely,you will see that frontal image is badly photoshoped- just look at the top left corner of display....

7. carlemillward unregistered

If it is anything like the Mate 7, I doubt it would matter of they are lying. If you want bezelless sides, get a ZTE Nubia Z9

9. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Yeah. I had the Mate 7 for a short time. The software was horrible. The display not very bright and contrast was just ok. The thing that bothers me most is the claimed MAH on the battery's. 4100MAH on the Mate 7 and battery life was horrible.

10. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

You had a clone not the real one . I had it so I know how good it is .

11. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

I think the US version will come with Snapdragon 810 . Because , kirin chipsets are not allowed in US .

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