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.


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source: Mobile-Dad (translated)

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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

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