Huawei Mate 8 Images Surface, QHD Display A Possibility

June 1, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Huawei has been announcing devices left and right in the last couple of weeks. The company has announced three P8 devices, the Honor 4C mid-ranger and two mid-range tablets. The highest-end devices are the Huawei P8 and P8Max, with P8 being the smartphone, and P8Max the massive 6.8-inch phablet. Huawei is still expected to announce a range of devices by the end of this year, and one of those devices will surely be the Huawei Mate 8 phablet. The Ascend Mate 7 (the company’s ditched the ‘Ascend’ branding this year) was one of the best devices last year, and one of the best-designed ones according to many people, so we have big expectations for its successor.

We’ve seen a number of rumors regarding the Mate 8 thus far. It is rumored that the phone might launch later than expected this year, and the alleged device has also showed its face in a number of images. That being said, we have some new info regarding Huawei’s upcoming phablet, read on. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll notice two new images showing off the alleged Mate 8 device. The first image will give you a glimpse of the phone’s front side, we’ve already seen a similar leak though. According to this image, the device will resemble its predecessor a whole lot, but its bezels seem even thinner this time around. The second image showcases the phone’s fingerprint scanner which will be located below the camera sensor, as it was the case with his predecessor.

The rumors are saying that this phablet might ship with a 6-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) panel up front, but that seems somewhat hard to believe considering Huawei’s stance on QHD displays. The company has said many times that they believe there’s no point in including displays QHD displays on smartphones, that 1080p panels are more than enough. Well, this is a phablet which sports a 6-inch panel, so… perhaps they include a QHD panel on it, who knows. The handset is also rumored to sport 20.7 and 8-megapixel camera sensors on its back and front side, respectively. The phone is expected to ship with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage, two version will be available it seems. Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin SoC will almost definitely fuel this thing, but we still don’t know which model exactly.