Huawei Mate 8 teaser hints at November 26th unveiling

Huawei Mate 8 teaser hints at November 26th unveiling
Just the other day, we told you about an invitation sent out by Huawei for a November 5th event. Considering that the invitation showed the image of a Kirin chip and had a circuitry theme, it seemed to be a no-brainer to expect Huawei to be introducing its new high-end Kirin 950 chipset on that date. The big question was whether the long awaited Huawei Mate 8 would also be unwrapped during the same event.

Speculation has the Huawei Mate 8 powered by the Kirin 950 SoC, and it would have been a perfect time for Huawei to kill two birds with one stone by showing off the new handset right after introducing the chip. But a new teaser discovered in China indicates that this won't happen. 

The just discovered teaser for the Mate 8 shows the number eight with a date of November 26th. That appears to be the date of a separate event at which the phone will be announced, and dovetails with a report last month that called for a late November, early December release of the phone. In addition, the number eight on the teaser is covered in the same type of circuitry used on the invitation for the Kirin 950 introduction. This pretty much confirms the use of the Kirin 950 SoC for the Mate 8.

Another leak consists of two photographs allegedly snapped by a Foxconn employee (where the Huawei Mate 8 is being assembled). One shows the metal frame of the handset. The other shows the SIM card tray that supposedly supports dual SIM cards and a microSD card.

Bottom line, we now expect the Kirin 950 to see the light of day on November 5th, with the Huawei Mate 8 to be unveiled three weeks later.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Mobile-Dad (translated)

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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)

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18 Comments

1. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I never admire Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi.

2. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I've never seen you admire anything besides an apple product. So that does make sense.

6. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

At least iPhone do their best and other company followed them in some way.

10. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Continued dribble.

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

they dont do their best in battery. recharge time takes too long still.. even with "lightning charger" the tiny battery takes OVER 2 hours to charge..Apple(which is the name of the company) needs to fix their battery. Even WP flagship come with quick charge now but Super Premium iPhone 6s/6s+ is pathetic...

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yep, while Apple was trotting out novelties like fingerprint sensors and 3D touch, Motorola was introducing quick charging of monstrous batteries. I'll take the battery life.

9. Acer_Predator unregistered

Why u saying this to us !?!?! Nobody is bothered what u admire ..

13. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Just saying... And now they implementing 3D Touch like the iPhone 6S/6S+.

15. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Huawei already had this technology, Apple is that came after with it to iPhone 6S/6S+.

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lmao he is still trying. You got hik pretty good there man. No coming back from that.

18. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Him**

16. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Huawei already had this technology, Apple is that came after with it to iPhone 6S/6S+.

19. TheImaginaryCreator

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Firstly huawei had force touch on there phones before apple had 3d touch on there phones, the mate s came out before the iPhone 6s so um stop being an apple fanboy

3. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Interested to see how this chipset turns out.

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Announced in super late November and release in January 2016?lol

11. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Will be available in December. Same like last year,

5. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome phone

8. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Mate 8 with nexus 6p sensor and OIS will be a great deal

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