This is what the Huawei Mate 8 might look like

This is what the Huawei Mate 8 might look like
Earlier today, we told you that Huawei could announce a new high-end, extra large handset on September 2. More exactly, this handset is expected to be the Huawei Mate 8, which should succeed last year's Ascend Mate7.

While Huawei hasn't confirmed the existence of the Mate 8, Chinese website CNMO posted two renders that allegedly show the new device.

Assuming that this is indeed the Mate 8, the smartphone doesn't look too different from the Mate7, though we can see that the flash of its rear camera has been repositioned (standing above the fingerprint scanner), while the front-facing camera might also have an LED flash of its own.

Since the Mate7 sports a 6-inch display, we're guessing that the Mate 8 will come with a similarly sized screen. In fact, rumors have it that the new device will offer a 6-inch Quad HD screen. Moreover, it's said that the Mate 8 should be powered by an octa-core Huawei Kirin 950 processor (unannounced yet), further featuring a 20 MP rear camera, and an 8 MP front-facing camera. The new Mate might have two variants: one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage space, and another one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space.

source: CNMO (translated)



1. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

This fake was posted weeks ago. Its Honor 7 with flash moved around.

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Enough with this fake render please.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

i think huawei is nice, they just need to fix their graphics processing and all will be happy

4. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Why GPU of Huawei and Mediatek are relatively weak compared to Qualcomm,Apple and Samsung?? They could design powerful CPU based on stock ARM cores but why not powerful GPU?? That PowerVR GPU used in HTC One M9+ is such a failure. It can't even beat Adreno 330 which is almost 2 years old. What more? Even if they use stock ARM mali GPU, the one used in Exynos chips are always way better than them. As far as I remember, only Nvidia chips could match Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple chips in GPU. But Nvidia is apparently dead in mobile. So ...

6. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

To be fair that's a hard comparo. Even if I still dislike Huawei's non GPL compliance w/ Kirin, it's been what barely past couple of years? They're relatively noobs at SoC development, what they got thus far are at least commendable. Give them a year or 3 more we might get something.

8. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Because both aims to be cheaper. Mediatek doesn't have any real high-end chipset. At low-end and mid-range their GPU's as good as any Qualcomm offer and in some cases better. To make a powerful GPU what it needs? An up to date GPU architecture. To do that they should licence it from IP vendors like ARM or Imagination or few others. Most probably most recent and best architectures costs more. If they could use an architecture they already licensed they don't need to pay for it. Let's assume they have license of the Mali-T760. If you implemented 2 cores it's gonna be mid-range like MT6752, if you implemented 6 or 8 cores it's gonna be high-end like Exynos 5433 or Exynos 7420. More cores means larger die area, so to manufacture it they have to pay more to silicon vendors like TSMC, Samsung or Global Foundries etc. To deal with today's most powerful mobile chips' power consumption you need manufacture it with expensive 20nm planar process or even more expensive 14/16nm FinFET (comparing to 28nm planar) to prevent overheating. Check out how many times Huawei's in house chips used Cortex-A9 and Mali-T628.

5. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

PhoneArena is all about pageviews, not about quality.

7. Simona unregistered

It doesn't matter if its fake.. the main thing is that Mate 8 IS COMIIIIN :OOOO

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