Huawei Mate 8 to feature QHD screen, home grown Kirin 930 chip set and fingerprint scanner?

Huawei Mate 8 to feature QHD screen, home grown Kirin 930 chip set and fingerprint scanner?
According to a recent Huawei roadmap which we passed along to you, the Huawei Mate 8 is expected to be unveiled next month. The latest word on the successor to the popular Huawei Mate 7 is that the new model will feature a similarly high screen-to-body ratio. The Mate 7 weighed in with a 78% ratio last year.

The 6-inch screen on the Mate 8 will get bumped to a 1440 x 2560 resolution, and Huawei will employ the home grown 64-bit Kirin 930 SoC with an octa-core CPU. The 20.7MP rear snapper will use the Sony IMX220 sensor and there will be a fingerprint scanner on the device. The phone will support 4G LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps).

We have some images in the slideshow that allegedly show off the "bezel-less" look of the handset. This seems to be the big thing among Chinese handset manufacturers these days with borderless displays coming on new phones produced by ZTE, Vivo, Meizu and Oppo.


source: Mobile-Dad (translated) via GizmoChina

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15 Comments

1. Ghost04

Posts: 518; Member since: May 03, 2014

Huawei CEO said they won't use QHD screens . But recent rumours shows 2K display . I think the rumours are fake . Huawei already using Kirin 935 in P8 (64 GB edition) and P8 MAX . So, they won't use Kirin 930 in Mate 8 .

8. Simona unregistered

Yeah these photos are old.. but it is DEFO that they making Mate8 which is brill It DEFO gonna have 935 or even 940 kirin.. And IF they gonna make QHD that will be awesome as they has feature to change resolution from FHD to HD on P7 so on Mate8 will be from QHD to FHD or HD ..

2. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

Hope the UI can have innovative improments, others are not so important.

3. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Huawei for the next Google Nexus please!

9. Simona unregistered

Nexuses are all FAIL,..

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Then apparently you don't know what a Nexus is for. The only FAIL here is you.

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

So excited for the Mate 8, hope it will raise the bar even more. Bring it on!

5. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

that specs looks underpowered for a qhd display, I think they are fake, I hope they use an mhl output and a multiwindow feature, the lack of this two things it's why I haven't bought a mate 7.

6. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

If it's as expensive as the Mate 7, no thanks!

10. Simona unregistered

Whaaat ? where is mate7 expensive?? it is cheapest phablet on planet . man! Wake up.. i got mine for £300 and I bought it begining of december 2014 !

7. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Will it have AT&T bands like the Ascend Mate 2? If it doesn't its of virtually no use to the American market. I tried the mate 7 and it barely manages 3g in the USA. Huawei makes great phones, like the Mate 2 I use but why they don't provide lte band 7 on all their products if baffling. Also, reviews of all products should say if they will work in the USA

11. Simona unregistered

Write to huawei that u are USA fan for huawei mate series and u want your band support .. But u know . it is all bout certifications.. which is more and more money to spend for huawei ..

15. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I'll bet the Moto/Samsung/Apple/HTC/carriers throw enough money at the FCC to keep the USA market from being flooded with less costlier devices, which would drive down their ability to fleece the USA consumers, in the way of higher contract prices & off contract prices for phones.

13. ssmdas32

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 31, 2014

I think thats the next nexus from huawei..........coz huawei already released successor to mate 7 with p8 max

14. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I'd just be happy if they release a version with LTE frequencies for the USA. The Mate2 works great and there is a fan base here, what's the problem with putting a modem with all the frequencies in the globe?

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