Huawei Mate 8 specs surface on GFXBench

Thanks to a teaser that surfaced last night, we now expect to see the Huawei Mate 8 unveiled on November 26th. In addition, the image confirmed that the phablet will be powered by the Kirin 950, Huawei's new top-of-the-line chipset that will introduced by the company this coming Thursday. Earlier today, a picture allegedly showing the back of the Mate 8 (sans cover) appeared, revealing the round camera, round fingerprint sensor, and the lozenge shaped dual LED flash. Now, we have an idea of what the phone's specs will be thanks to a trip made through the GFXBench benchmark site.

As expected, the Huawei Mate 8 will feature a 6-inch screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The home-grown Kirin 950 chipset will be under the hood, providing an octa-core 2.2 CPU (comprised of Cortex-A72 cores), and the Mali-T880 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 64GB of expandable native storage. A 16MP camera graces the back of the phone, with an 8MP snapper found on front to shoot selfies and handle video chats.

We expect to see a large capacity battery power the Mate 8, especially since a 4100mAh juicer was found inside the Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC are both supported by the new phone, which will come with Android 6.0 out of the box. Pricing and availability should be revealed on November 26th, once the Mate 8 is made official.

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Mate 8
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Huawei Emotion UI



29. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Mate 8 will be priced premium close to Samsung Note 5. So don't keep false expectations and whine about it when it gets released.

28. mike2959

Posts: 699; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Had the Mate 7. It was ok. Build quality and looks were top notch. GPU was horrible. Also battery life was average. No LTE

27. Marslander

Posts: 161; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Huawei has said before that they're not too crazy about 2K screens because they tend to work the processor harder and drain the battery faster. I'm okay with a HD screen.

23. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Note5 over the Mate 8 any day!

24. st1114g

Posts: 11; Member since: May 06, 2009


26. chenski

Posts: 790; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Mate8 is much more enticing

11. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Looking good. If that Kirin950 doesn't disappoint I might get this.

5. Hahawk

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

If Huawei had a Vanilla Android ROM I'd buy this thing in a heartbeat.

12. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Why has to be vanilla? Can't have software costumization? If has more software features, better.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

1080p, Must Be Using The T880 MP4, How Lame.

4. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

mp6 if not mistaken (roumor)

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

MP6 And Yet They Go With A 1080p Screen That's Weird. Rumors Must Be Wrong.

14. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Is MP6 because have appeared benchmarcks in the net that indicate that is MP6. With FHD has better performance and is not needed to push more pixels.

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah Well They Should Have Went QHD Usually I'm Against It But The Note 4 Had The T760 MP6 With A QHD Screen And It Ran Pretty Good. This Phone Is 6in, QHD Would Actually Benefit The Handset. I Get What Your Saying, I Really Do Because I'm The One Usually Saying They Should Go With FHD But Not This Time, Those Specs At 6in Just Screams QHD. Damn I Should Have Typed In Lower Case, Sorry Its So Long.

30. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

From GFXBench it seems that it has an MP4 version @800MHz or so. You may hope that it gets an MP6 but for me everything is clear even now.

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

we should feel lucky, they could've gone MP2

15. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

But is not MP2 nor MP4, is MP6.

25. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Good stuff, should be about on par with the T760MP8 in the 7420

1. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Great phone, I'm sure. I have the Mate 7, hard to beat. The only problem is that Huawei is very slow to update Android via OTA. I still have Kitkat on mine.

7. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

For some people it might not be an issue " slow updates" but for me it's a deal breaker. Is the software stable?

13. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yes, the software is stable - phone works fine, not a problem, just a bit disappointing that Huawei is so slow with updating such a high end device.

18. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015


21. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It is a nice phone. I updated mine manually. It is very simple. Download Android 5.1.1 from

16. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Emotion UI of huawei is very stable, fast and filled with very useful features. It has permission control since 2013 and google is introducing permission control in android 6.0 just now.

8. Acer_Predator unregistered

Disappointed! B4 everybody been saying QHD screen 4gb ram, 20 rear camera On gizchina is different news

17. Shubham412302

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

20. Acer_Predator unregistered

thnx i have b145 so upgrading to b 148 :)

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