More hardware specs of the upcoming Huawei Mate leaked – powerful SoC, gargantuan battery!

More hardware specs of the upcoming Huawei Mate leaked – powerful SoC, gargantuan battery!
This year's IFA superconvention is just around the corner and, among other companies, we are definitely expecting Huawei to unveil at least one smartphone at it. The device is believed to be a phablet and, according to leaks, to be the newest iteration of the Mate line.

Now, the name is still a bit hazy, as some sources call it the Mate 7S, or just Mate S, while others insist that it would be called the Mate 8. Who knows – maybe we are talking about two different devices that Huawei is preparing for the big event.

In any case, the leak we are about to discuss here claims that the fingeprint sensor-equipped, gold-colored phablet that we've been seeing in pictures for the past few days is actually the Huawei Mate8 (written in this exact manner). It then continues to list some details that we haven't heard so far.

For one, the phone will, reportedly, rock a 2.5D design. This means that its front glass will go all the way to the edges of the phone, and be rounded off at the ends, giving the device a bezel-less look. Secondly, the source says that the SoC under the hood will be a Kirin 950 – this differs from previous rumors, which claimed a Kirin 935. According to recently leaked benchmarks, the Kirin 950 tops Samsung's Exynos 7420 powerhorse by quite a bit. Finally, the report claims that the Mate8 will rock a (wait for it) 4,500 mAh battery!

Well, that's quite the juicer – we'll have to wait and see how much of that info is true, though. Needless to say, we are getting quite anxious to find out what exactly Huawei has in store for us and, more importantly – get our grubby paws on a test unit!


source: Weibo (Chinese) via Android Headlines

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Mate S
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh

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22 Comments

1. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

If this is real.... Holy smokes...

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Holy s**t, this kung fu kick came outta nowhere! 3 days battery life, please make it possible, Huawei!

3. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Something is fishy with those images. Why does the Mate 8/7s not have onscreen navigation buttons like the Mate 7?!

4. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I had the Mate 7. While a great looking device, 2nbig issue's. The GPU was was nowhere near the flagships. The battery life, like most Chinese phone's claim a huge MAH, way overstated. Couldn't get 5 hour's SOT.

9. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

You are just a liar .

10. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I think he got a clone Mate 7. No one has ever complained about the Mate 7's battery life so far, it remains excellent.

5. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Well I have to hand it to them if true.. Wow those specs are hard to ignore

6. carlemillward unregistered

Does it run Kirin OS or EMUI?

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Samsungs superior hardware, next-generation Exynos processor will crush that SoC and they've already proven that they have better battery life with quality lithium ion cell capacity (look at the S6 Active)

11. dimas

Posts: 3345; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Welcome to planet earth where not all people want a samsung device and care with the latest, fastest, next generation soc.

8. dimas

Posts: 3345; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And I hope huawei will release this as fast as samsung released note 5 after the announcement. I want this bad ass motherf**ker in my hands before september ends.

12. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

None of the teasers for Mate S yet indicate Kirin 950 or 4500 mAh battery. Won't bet on this leaks.

13. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Why cant known brands like, LG, Sony, Samsung, HTC. (forget Apple) also release such huge battery. Chinese brands like Gionee Marathon M3 With, THL 5000, Celkon Millennia Q5K and sure more have 5000mah battery.

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Most of those chinese brands simply lie about battery capacity, more - because of poor optimization battery life is also rubbish. Numbers aren't everything.

14. chadful33

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

Hopefully this will be the template for the Nexus device!

16. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Kirin SoC with rubbish GPU, poor optimization like in every other Huawei (big battery is going to disappear quickly), serious lags after a few months and no updates whatsoever - Ascend P7 and Mate 7 are still waiting for Lollipop!

20. dimas

Posts: 3345; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Kirin SoC with rubbish GPU, poor optimization: Apps and games rarely crash unlike in apple and samsung s6. serious lags after a few months and no updates whatsoever: Haven't experienced any lag with Mate 7 and updates aren't needed as long as the UI is stable. big battery is going to disappear quickly: Nah, my Mate 7 can last for 2 days on regular use with background apps running. wifi, viber, twitter, skype, gmail, antivirus and game notifications are always on at 50% brightness. Either you don't own a mate 7 or you got a defective device. 7 days of use upon buying and you can go to huawei authorized seller to replace it with no extra charge.

17. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Well Im using the ascend G7 as my second phone, and there was a time where I used to turn a blind eye on the Peoples Republic of China electronics brands until I was sold to Huawei.. My first attempt @them ended with lots of disappointment. My second Was a WOW on the P6, then came the P7 and there I was speechless with only one thing in mind "Huawei just take my Money and come back for more" and that is my feeling even now. I look forward to their new releases just like I do with Samsung, LG and Sony. I have never been satisfied with a midrange phone before until I got my hands on the ascend G7 after a hugely disappointing Moto G 2014. The G7's battery outshines the battery life of my LG G pro, Note 4 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra by two days, with mild to strong usage the only thing that comes close is my Note 10.1 2014. Have you ever been in a situation where you want to kill the battery life so that you can have a fresh charge, well thats a situation with me and my G7 a painful one. It lasts atleast 3 days and a couple of hours in the fourth. Im disappointed by those that bash products having not tried them but simply because of their originality.

18. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

To me a G7 is a midrange product that sually taps into the premium territory, and with lots of love to one of my favourite brands Samsung, I just feel the equivalent A5 is a glorified ascend G7 spec wise and price wise. The Verdict is Huawei packs a punch as strong as Sumsung or even better in some instances but are continuously beeing overlooked because of their originality simply put it Huawei is a Samsung etc of China and Sumsung was once in the Huawei's position "considered cheap crap in comparison to Apple" products until the evolution. Huawei is on course to break this barrier and nobody said Samsung, Sony, Apple, LG, Htc etc are not feeling the pinch. Soon Samsung etc will learn how to fit a 6000mah battery on the note because of heat and the threat posed by the so called cheap chinese brands just like they learned to usemetal on their phones, LG will and the rest will follow

19. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Huawei makes very good quality devices . But a group of people criticises them as they make 3rd class devices . Actually they are zealous of Huawei's successes as it's a Chinese brand . Even many big brands from the past failed to its rapid growth and successes . Huawei has some shortcomings but all brand has some . No brand is perfect .

21. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Dafuq!!!

22. Elfmonster unregistered

Man, once Huawei and Xiamao and these other brands really get rolling in the States, it's gonna be a good day.

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