Powerful Huawei Mate 8 to be launched on December 9th?

Huawei has released more than its share of desirable handsets this year. The Huawei Mate S, with its near bezel-less 5.5-inch AMOLED screen and Kirin 935 chipset, is one of them. Of course, there is the stock Android Nexus 6P. With a 5.7-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen, this has been a very popular model. As a result, Huawei's first foray into the world of Nexus has been a very successful one.

For Huawei, the hits keep on coming. Late last month, the Huawei Mate 8 was unveiled. Huawei smartphone chief He Gang has confirmed that the phone will be launched on December 9th, this coming Wednesday. The executive adds that one million units will be produced per month, revealing that the manufacturer has a high level of confidence in the handset. The unit's predecessor, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, rang up sales of 7 million units in one year. The company seems to feel that this figure will be topped with the Mate 8.

Thanks to a powerful Kirin 950 chipset under the hood, the Huawei Mate 8 recently posted an incredible 94,250 on AnTuTu. The device carries a 6-inch LCD display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Two variations of the phone will be available. The model featuring 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage will be priced at the equivalent of $470 USD. The exclusive champagne edition, with 4GB RAM and 64GB of native memory, will be offered for the equivalent of $1075 USD.

The Huawei Mate 8 has a 16MP rear camera that includes a Sony IMX298 sensor, an aperture of f/2.0 and OIS. The front-facing selfie shooter is an 8MP camera with a Sony IMX179 sensor, and an aperture of f/2.4. A 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

If you have the Huawei Mate 8 in your crosshairs, be sure to circle your calendar for December 9th which is when we could see the phone released for sale.

Thanks for the tip!

source: MyDrivers (1, translated), (2, translated) via TechnologyNewsExtra

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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 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

What? gold color and 64gb for a grand?

6. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

that 1075$ pricing is most likely error. No such pricing during launch event for the 4gb version.

7. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Has to be a typo... Double the price of the regular one. Impossible.

11. OmarD

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 06, 2015

I'm guessing the $470 is the actual typo..

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

acceptable only if its gold plated and 4k screen lol.. but 64GB for that price is still :-/

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Review before the year end? Yaaaaassss

14. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Design and specifications has been copied from the LG V10

4. Stagueve

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

You're late, this information (dec 9 launch date) is known since nov 26 event...

9. Acer_Predator unregistered

Why such question Parena ???!!?! I purchased Mate 7 in december 10 .. every year new ..

10. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Just few of the brands that give samsung headache on asian sales. Samsung and sony should adapt to this bang for the buck trend or their sales will go smaller.

12. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

$1075 seems bang for the buck to you?

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

That is a special edition. Normal one costs $470.

17. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Put those specs on a samsung device and it will fetch $1200 in my country.

13. Furbal unregistered

If it's got Att bands I may pick it up....just returned my 950xl.

15. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Design and specifications has been copied from the LG V10

29. famkelmankel

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 08, 2015

LG V10: 5.7 inches, Mate 8: 6.0 inches LG V10: 1440 x 2560 pixels (~515 ppi pixel density), Mate 8: 1080 x 1920 pixels (~368 ppi pixel density) LG V10: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), Mate 8: Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) LG V10: 6core CPU @ 1.82 GHz Max, Mate 8: 8core CPU @ 2.3 GHz Max LG V10: 3000 mAh battery, Mate 8: 4000 mAh battery Sure there are some other similar features, but in no way more than the similarities between most high end devices. But in what way is the Mate 8's "Design and specifications been copied from the LG V10"?

21. LuckyPoy

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 28, 2015

I hope the gpu will not disappoint...

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no it wont, thanks to 1080p res, lol

27. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

With the compromise of law graphic quality, let alone 4k video playback.

28. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015


24. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome phone

26. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I'm looking forward to a full review of this particular phone. That new kirin chipset seems promising.

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